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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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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 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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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: 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 […]