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PG&E indicted on criminal charges for 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion

Original post made on Apr 2, 2014

PG&E Co. was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco
Tuesday on 12 criminal charges of violating a U.S. pipeline safety law, including several counts specifically related to the fatal explosion of a natural gas pipeline in San Bruno in 2010.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:49 AM

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Apr 2, 2014 at 6:55 am

I wonder who gets that money. I doubt it'll go towards the people actually affected by the blast.


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Posted by Moral Freddy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

No government agency is a good agency. PG and E should model itself after Hobby Lobby. Bring morality back into government ... like exists in Hobby Lobby.

p.s. Impeach Obama

p.p.s. This message has been approved by PW Censorship Board.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Any chance that once they get fined, they pow those charges back through our bills? Nah, a power monopoly would never do that, just like private industry having to absorb higher taxes and regulation fees.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

We need power.

Mike


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

immoral freddy, I'm glad you're Ok with PGE charging you more because you condone their ineptitude and lack of concern for their ratepayers. I hear you can buy property in San Bruno for pennies on the dollar, so please move there immediately. Enjoy the gas heat.


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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

PG&E is a REGULATED monopoly. We know the dangers of granting monopoly power to any company, and that is why we regulate monopolies. If, for the past decade, PG&E has not properly followed the law, why isn't the PUC being sued for criminal activity? It is the PUC that has been given the public trust; we know we cannot trust PG&E.


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Posted by Moral Freddy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm

We all know PG&E should pay the max fines possible but we also know that they will be able to reduce the fines even though they FUBARED the whole mess.PG&E needs an overhaul from the top down along with getting rid of every current member of the CPUC who allowed this FUBAR to happen by not doing their jobs.And to make matters worse these morons on the CPUC are allowing PG&E to pass on the costs to upgrade the faulty gas system to PG&E's customers when new rates were approved.


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Posted by Dan
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Good...find those responsible and fine them personally and give them jail time. They killed 8 innocent people. To fine the company only to have the rate payers pay the fine is an insult. These people need to be held liable for their actions.


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Posted by Moral Freddy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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Posted by (DR.) EDWARD SIEGEL
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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Posted by PW Online Staff
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Boy, to have your posts deemed "to make no sense" by the PW staff must be a badge of honor to some.

I only make no sense after 7:00 PM on a Friday night.

Cheers P-Town!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Hi Mr. Greenyuss...not to worry about the "Right" or "liberalism is a disease" because both are mentally ill and can only relate to others in a vertical way. Unless they imply that they have a weapon/gun there's no need to report them to the Pleasanton Police Department or to Kamala Harris the State Attorney General in Sacramento...sad but true.

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