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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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San Bruno Fire 3rd Anniversary: Calls For PG&E Utility Safety, Reforms

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane today said, nearing the third anniversary of one of the worst natural gas pipeline disaster in U.S. history, that as his community continues to heal and rebuild, San Bruno, California continues to demand stricter pipeline safety regulations and reforms at the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure what happened in […]

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Tony Earley: PG&E CEO Wrong; San Bruno Fire CPUC Penalty Will Not Bankruptcy Utility

Tony Earley, the PG&E Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who’s name could be the start of a hip-hop song that goes “Tony Earley. Tony Earley. Tony Earley” is totally wrong when he says that the San Bruno CPUC Penalty for the damage caused by the San Bruno Fire would require PG&E shareholders to sell billions […]

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CPUC Audited By Federal Government To Determine Compliance In Wake Of San Bruno Explosion and Fire

Weeks after City of San Bruno officials raised serious concerns about the ongoing turmoil within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is now challenging the embattled CPUC to demonstrate compliance and prove its ability to carry out pipeline safety in […]

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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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San Bruno Fire: CPUC Internal Emails Point To Illegal Interference By CPUC

UPDATE: San Bruno Happy With Latest CPUC PG&E Fine Moves Wednesday, San Bruno officials demanded the release of key internal California Public Utility Commission documents relating to the CPUC’s penalty decision-making process in the PG&E San Bruno explosion case following the San Francisco Chronicle’s disclosure of internal emails suggesting illegal interference by CPUC Commissioners. San […]

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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 […]