Tag Archives: San Bruno

PG&E hired 101 unqualified pipeline inspectors in 2014. Over 18,000 severe corrosion problems detected throughout California by re-inspections

– Over 18,000 severe corrosion problems – Four years after San Bruno. – A light slap-on-the-wrist fine of $5.45 million by the PUC. – “Did not result in any injuries or property damage” or deaths…….. this time. – The “sad, … Continue reading

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San Jose Mercury: PG&E leniency demands explanation

PG&E had taken money from ratepayers for gas pipeline maintenance and instead used it for shareholder dividends and executive bonuses. These are facts. San Jose Mercury News August 2, 2016 The federal attorneys who so effectively prosecuted the criminal case … Continue reading

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Prosecutors ripped after slashing potential PG&E San Bruno fine by 99 percent

From CBS, Sacramento August 3, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A surprising decision by federal prosecutors in San Francisco to drop their pursuit of a potential $562 million fine against one of the nation’s largest utilities after a deadly pipeline … Continue reading

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“Unbelievable”: federal prosecutors abruptly drop fines 99% at PG&E trial

From the San Jose Mercury PG&E trial: Prosecution unexpectedly drops maximum potential penalty to $6 million By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com August 3, 2016 See related stories below. PG&E will no longer face more than $500 million in fines if it … Continue reading

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Former PUC staff says PUC bias favors industry over public

From the San Diego Union-Tribune February 19, 2016 PUC bias favors industry over public By Kim Malcolm File – In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., after … Continue reading

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Shareholder lawsuit goes ahead against PG&E executives in San Bruno explosion

Excerpts: Superior Court Judge Steven Dylina said shareholders who began suing the company three years ago can now compel executives to testify under oath in depositions and collect evidence as they seek to prove that officials’ mismanagement exposed stockholders to … Continue reading

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CPUC uproar continues as emails surface; PUC attorney fired who wanted PG&E records released

On July 29, PG&E was charged with lying to federal regulators. On the previous Friday, the CPUC released emails between PG&E executives and PUC officials. On July 28, the city of San Bruno held a press conference in front of … Continue reading

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