Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

CPUC begins hearings on Carmel explosion and five other PG&E pipeline accidents

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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Bay City News ServicePublished: January 19, 2016, 11:36 pm SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — As the California Public Utilities Commission began a new round of hearings in San Francisco today into PG&E’s pipeline record-keeping, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett called for sweeping reforms and possibly a break-up of the utility. “We are demanding major reforms of PG&E, including its
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Prosecutors: PG&E Resisted Record Keeping Change After Blast

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 | Sacramento, CA | Permalink Tfinc / WikiMedia (AP) – Prosecutors in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural-gas explosion in California say a former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried to improve the company’s record keeping. Investigators have blamed the 2010 blast in part on
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Judge tosses counts in criminal case tied to pipeline blast

Dec 24th, 2015 | By admin
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DECEMBER 23, 2015 8:54 PM The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO More than half of the felony counts Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faced from a natural-gas explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco were dismissed on Wednesday by a federal judge who said that some of the alleged offenses were too similar. District Court
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PUC reform vetoes send wrong message

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:33 pm | Updated: 9:38 pm, Sat Oct 24, 2015. Thomas Elias There’s something crazy when the most powerful agency in California government spends an entire year mired in scandal caused in large part by inadequate controls over the activities of its key people — and not a single reform emerges. That’s the
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Infrastructure Replacement Replacing Gas Leaks?—Improving Safety?

Sep 19th, 2015 | By admin
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I have seen many comments and claims with regard to the gas leaks in Massachusetts with many claiming credit, as well as claims the Infrastructure Replacement is good for ratepayers and is a solution to the 25,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts I PERSONALLY exposed as president of NEGWA over 5 years ago! This story is
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Feds Propose More Safety Valves For Gas Lines

Jul 10th, 2015 | By admin
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Thu, 07/09/2015 – 3:12pm Matthew Brown, Garance Burke, The Associated Press The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. after deadly fires and explosions going back decades that could have been avoided. Inspectors assess damage around the area of a
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TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines December 2010

Jul 5th, 2015 | By admin
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NaturalGasWatch.org NEEDS YOU! Looking for volunteer help with posting Gas Explosion News for Non-Profit

Jul 5th, 2015 | By admin
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NaturalGasWatch.org is a non-profit website that shares natural gas explosion news & information with the goal of public awareness to improve pipeline safety. This site is a critical tool for pipeline safety, but it’s challenging to run regular updates as it is truly run by a couple of folks who have full time commitments with
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. President Announces Retirement

May 27th, 2015 | By admin

SAN FRANCISCO — May 27, 2015, 2:14 AM ET The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service. PG&E
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