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San Bruno Seeks Court-Appointed Overseer for PG&E

August 18, 2014 | 4:56 pm

San Bruno Seeks Court-Appointed Overseer for PG&E

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As PG&E enters pleas to expanded charges, officials say CPUC can’t be trusted to monitor company.

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PG&E Charged With Obstructing San Bruno Investigation

July 29, 2014 | 6:20 pm

PG&E Charged With Obstructing San Bruno Investigation

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The utility faces 27 charges for violating a safety act and one for obstructing justice.

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Outrage Over ‘Cozy’ Correspondence Between CPUC, PG&E

July 29, 2014 | 10:26 am

Outrage Over ‘Cozy’ Correspondence Between CPUC, PG&E

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San Bruno officials want commission president fired after learning of email exchanges with company.

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PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

April 2, 2014 | 1:55 pm

PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

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Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program.

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PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

March 27, 2014 | 3:56 pm

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

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September 2010 explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in bedroom community.

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San Jose Power Station Assault Called Terrorism

February 5, 2014 | 1:37 pm

San Jose Power Station Assault Called Terrorism

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Fears of a bigger attack in the future now surfacing because of incident in April 2013.

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Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

September 23, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

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Under fire for failing to enforce pipeline safety laws, the PUC issues new guidelines and fines.

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PG&E To Pay $565 Million in San Bruno Pipeline Blast Settlements

September 10, 2013 | 12:45 pm

PG&E To Pay $565 Million in San Bruno Pipeline Blast Settlements

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Utility says money will come from shareholders, not ratepayers, in settlements with 347 victims of blast.

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PG&E Critics Like CPUC’s New Proposed San Bruno Fine, PG&E Not So Much

July 16, 2013 | 2:05 pm

PG&E Critics Like CPUC’s New Proposed San Bruno Fine, PG&E Not So Much

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The California Public Utilities Commission’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division recommended today that PG&E pay $2.25 billion for negligence leading up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire in September 2010. The blaze killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. The proposed penalty includes a $300 million fine to be paid into the state’s […]

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Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites ‘Unlawful Recommendations’ by CPUC

June 6, 2013 | 12:02 pm

Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites ‘Unlawful Recommendations’ by CPUC

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by Jon Brooks and Laird Harrison Robert Cagen, a California Public Utilities Commission lawyer who was working on the penalty case against PG&E relating to the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, emailed KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler today with the following: “I personally could not continue working on the San Bruno penalty briefs because I concluded […]

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