California investigators said PG&E violated state and federal pipeline safety rules by ignoring requirements for aging natural-gas transmission pipelines underneath homes, businesses and other densely populated areas.

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  • Home of former PUC chief Michael Peevey is searched as probe expands
    Former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey stepped down from the panel Dec. 31 after two six-year terms as president. ( Jeff Chiu / Associated Press / December 18 , 2014 )
    02/2/2015 - 3:18 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • 2nd Batch Of Private PG&E Emails Released That CPUC Says Violated Rules
    SAN CARLOS (CBS SF) — PG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission Monday and said it believes both sets of messages violated commission ... a federal pipeline safety law.
    10/7/2014 - 7:45 pm | View Link
  • PG&E Emails May Have Violated Rules: Judge
    California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated ... into a 2010 explosion of a PG&E gas pipeline that killed eight people in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno. A National Transportation Safety Board report on the blast ...
    09/18/2014 - 12:57 pm | View Link
  • PG&E penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast
    PG&E cannot recover any of the money from customers, including the earlier $635 million penalty. The administrative law judges found that PG&E committed nearly 3,800 violations of state and federal laws, rules ... utility violated pipeline safety requirements.
    09/2/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
  • PG&E gets $1.4 billion fine for gas pipeline explosion
    SAN FRANCISCO — California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion ... indicted PG&E on 27 counts alleging the utility violated pipeline safety requirements.
    09/2/2014 - 9:34 am | View Link
  • PG&E pleads not guilty in gas explosion case; San Bruno demands PUC preserve computer drives
    The city of San Bruno, where eight people were killed in the pipeline ... safety rules. "Based on all of the evidence we have seen to date and our review of the new indictment, we still do not believe that PG&E employees intentionally violated the federal ...
    08/18/2014 - 11:38 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Safety
    Pipeline Safety. The CPUC ensures that the state's natural gas and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) pipeline systems are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained ...
    03/27/2015 - 11:55 pm | View Website
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ...
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is a United States Department of Transportation agency created in 2004, responsible for developing ...
    03/27/2015 - 6:18 pm | View Website
  • PHMSA
    Regulations Regulations & interpretations, proposed rules, approvals & permits, and bulletins for pipeline and hazmat safety.
    03/27/2015 - 6:04 pm | View Website
  • CPUC Issues Alternate Proposal That Would Fine PG&E $17.25 ...
    CPUC Issues Alternate Proposal That Would Fine PG&E $17.25 Million For Ethics Violations Published on Nov 4, 2013 - 2:59:03 PM
    03/27/2015 - 3:41 pm | View Website
  • PG&E Penalized $1.4 Billion for Violations Related to 2010 ...
    PG&E was hit Tuesday with $1.4 billion in penalties by the California Public Utilities Commission for safety violations related to the 2010 gas pipeline ...
    03/27/2015 - 11:16 am | View Website
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