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PG&E CEO Tony Earley To Defend Faulty San Carlos Pipeline At CPUC Today

PG&E CEO Tony Earley, who’s taking a lot of heat for the faulty pipeline that exploded in the San Bruno PG&E case, is scheduled to make a presentation at 3 PM at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) headquarters about another pipeline that runs through the San Carlos Area and that’s very much like the […]

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PG&E Shareholder Hind Bou-Salman Lawsuit: Make Execs Pay San Bruno Fire

A PG&E shareholder named Hind Bou-Salman filed a lawsuit Monday against the utility’s management claiming that they took money for pipeline safety and used it for other corporate uses, including giving themselves large bonuses. The PG&E shareholder lawsuit, filed in San Mateo County Superior Court, says that PG&E’s executives created a “profits over safety” culture […]

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San Bruno Mayor Calls for Reform of Broken California Public Utilities System At Conference Of U.S. Regulators

The Mayor of San Bruno, California – the site of one of the worst natural gas disasters in U.S. history – today called on utility regulators to fix a broken pipeline regulation system following the Sept. 9, 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric explosion in San Bruno that killed eight, injured 60, destroyed 38 homes and […]

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CPUC’s Lawyers Quit Over PG&E San Bruno Explosion And Gas Fire Case

The entire legal team of the California Public Utilities Commission charged with investigating the deadly Pacific Gas & Electric Co. explosion and fire has resigned from working on the case, the City of San Bruno has learned, leaving no CPUC legal experts with detailed knowledge of the case during the final penalty phase against PG&E. […]

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George Mitchell Out As San Bruno Fire Mediator

After a lot of complaints, conga drums, and consternation, former Senator George Mitchell is out as the mediator who was hand-picked by the California Public Utilities Commission, or the CPUC. This is what San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said: “Sen. Mitchell and his law firm DLA Piper did the right thing by telling the California […]

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San Bruno Fire: Mayor Of San Bruno Wants George Mitchell Out

The City Of San Bruno’s serious about wanting the California Public Utilities Commission-appointed mediator George Mitchell out of the picture because his ties with DLA Piper and their many known utility clients spell “conflict of interest” and because Mitchell was picked with the Mayor of San Bruno’s knowledge or opinion. To say the Mayor’s spitting […]

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San Bruno Fire: CPUC And PG&E Pick George Mitchell As Mediator, Don’t Ask Victims Reps

The California Public Utilities Commission is in a lot of hot water. On Tuesday, the CPUC announced that it selected Former Senator George Mitchell as mediator in the ongoing talks to determine the fine to be levied against Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The trouble is, only PG&E knew of Mitchell’s appointment and no one […]