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Utility says money will come from shareholders, not ratepayers, in settlements with 347 victims of blast.
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 […]
The city of San Bruno said that Pacific Gas and Electric should pay $2.25 billion in fines for the gas pipeline blast that killed eight people in September 2010. And the staff of the California Public Utilities Commission agreed. City officials announced their demands Monday morning outside PG&E headquarters during the utility’s annual meeting of […]
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. […]
A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched
Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]
PG&E can’t afford to pay out $2.55 billion to victims of the San Bruno gas line fire, the utility’s CEO said on Thursday, disputing an analyst’s estimate. At a press conference, CEO Anthony Earley dismissed the figure, which, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, came from a consultant hired by the Public Utilities Commission. The […]
KQED Reporter Tara Siler has covered the San Bruno gas pipeline story ever since explosion, more than seven months ago. A lot of her coverage has dealt with regulations, oversight and fines. But her story that aired this morning on The California Report focused on how people are deciding whether to stay and rebuild their […]
Morning Splash: SF Parking Rate Experiment; CFL Lightbulbs Not Getting Recycled; Will State Lawmakers Keep Car Perks?
San Francisco Parking Rates Set to Change (SF Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drivers will be the focus of a nationally watched experiment to combat congestion and air pollution by regularly adjusting parking prices at curbside meters and public garages. If the city-run program, tentatively set to launch April 21, works as advertised, it […]
Morning Splash: Prison Abuse Ruling; PG&E Hunt for Pipeline Records; Brown Pushes for Special Election; Evidence in Chauncey Bailey Case
Prison Abuse Case Ends After Two Decades (San Jose Mercury News/AP) SACRAMENTO — A legal case that has lasted more than two decades and brought systemic changes to California’s prison system ended Monday after a federal judge determined the state corrections department had made sufficient reforms to protect inmates from being abused by guards. PG&E […]
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern California today announced an indictment of a crime ring working out of two card clubs shut down yesterday by federal agents. The clubs are Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno and Oaks Card Club in Emeryville. (Here’s a KGO video report about the raid by agents yesterday.) Update 5:13 […]