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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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CPUC Legal Team Removed from San Bruno Fire Investigation

June 5, 2013 | 3:38 pm

CPUC Legal Team Removed from San Bruno Fire Investigation

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Update Jun 6: A CPUC lawyer who says he was working on the penalty case against PG&E emailed KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler that “he could not personally continue working on the San Bruno penalty briefs because I concluded that the CPSD recommendations that were to be made in the briefs were unlawful and contrary to […]

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A Balloon Makes the Lights Go Out in San Francisco, and We Ask: Just How Does That Work?

April 26, 2013 | 3:20 pm

A Balloon Makes the Lights Go Out in San Francisco, and We Ask: Just How Does That Work?

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More than 4,700 PG&E customers in San Francisco lost power Wednesday afternoon when a bunch of mylar balloons hit a power line. KQED happened to be one of those customers.

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Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

April 16, 2013 | 12:12 pm

Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Several Pacific Gas & Electric transformers in San Jose were damaged after being hit by gunfire early Tuesday, and state officials urged the utility’s customers in the San Jose area to conserve electricity in response. Authorities received multiple phone calls reporting gun shots near the utility’s substation at 1:46 a.m. […]

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San Bruno Mosaic Commemorates Victims of PG&E Gas Fire

March 25, 2013 | 12:31 pm

San Bruno Mosaic Commemorates Victims of PG&E Gas Fire

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by Francesca Segre Members of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in San Bruno are celebrating a new mosaic mural that commemorates the lives and homes lost in the 2010 gas pipeline explosion. Of the eight people who died in the gas explosion and fire, three were members of the Bullis family, who attend Bethany Presbyterian Church. […]

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PG&E Rates Will Increase to Pay $299 Million for Pipeline Improvements

December 20, 2012 | 12:10 pm

PG&E Rates Will Increase to Pay $299 Million for Pipeline Improvements

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb. The state Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the rate increase on Thursday. […]

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December 20, 2012 | 8:45 am

A.M. Splash: Obama to Expand Marine Sanctuary; Oakland Keeps Money from Overpaid Tickets; Pipeline Improvements May Raise PG&E Rates

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Obama to expand national marine sanctuaries, permanently ban oil drilling, up Sonoma and Mendocino coasts (SJ Mercury News) In a move that would permanently ban oil drilling along more than 50 miles of Northern California coast, the Obama administration is scheduled this morning to announce plans to expand two northern California marine sanctuaries, extending them […]

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Coastal Commission to Weigh in On Diablo Canyon Test Opposed by Environmentalists

November 14, 2012 | 10:16 am

Coastal Commission to Weigh in On Diablo Canyon Test Opposed by Environmentalists

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which operates the Diablo Canyon facility, has proposed conducting a seismic survey that involves firing sonic pulses […]

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