By Joshua Melvin, Marin Independent Journal, July 31 2012
REDWOOD CITY -- Pacific Gas & Electric knew its gas line records were inaccurate and knew those errors could mean death or injury to the people who lived near its pipes yet chose not to fix the problem, according to testimony from a senior company engineer.
Jaxon Van Derbeken, SFGate.com, July 2, 2012
Nearly two years after the pipeline explosion that killed eight people and devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. considers 239 of its natural-gas transmission lines to be at risk of a similar failure, according to a company assessment obtained by The Chronicle.
Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2012
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has accidentally over-pressurized pipelines on its gas system more than 120 times since the San Bruno explosion - a rate that the company's top gas official says is unacceptable and that experts fear could increase the risk of a similar disaster.
By MARTIN ESPINOZA, Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, February 28, 2012
PG&E officials Tuesday reiterated their position that ratepayers should bear the bulk of the cost of its Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which the company pegged at $2.2billion.
By Patrick May and Dana Hull, Mercury News (Daily News, Los Angeles), March 24, 2011
After months of controversy, PG&E on Thursday unveiled an opt-out plan for its SmartMeter program that further enraged its critics, who said its high fees would punish the customers it was designed to help.
By DEBRA KAHN of Greenwire, New York Times, January 5, 2011
Citing alleged health effects from electromagnetic waves, a county in the North San Francisco Bay Area has criminalized the installation of "smart" electric meters.
Editorial, Oakland Tribune, December 16, 2010
WHATEVER WAS left of PG&E's credibility evaporated with a stunning revelation by federal safety inspectors on Tuesday. They raised serious questions about welds that held together the utility's pipeline that exploded in San Bruno on Sept. 9, killing eight people and destroying 35 homes.
Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, December 16, 2010
California regulators warned Pacific Gas and Electric Co. last year that persistent safety problems in its gas distribution system were putting the public at risk, according to a strongly worded letter obtained by The Chronicle.
by Peter Seidman, Pacific Sun, Marin County, August 20, 2010
PG&E's not-so-smart approach to wireless power grid a shocking lesson in 'advanced' planning
When Pacific Gas and Electric Company stuck its finger in the smart meter socket it got a shock.
David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2010
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s unsuccessful, $46 million attempt to pass Proposition 16 on Tuesday failed to persuade the company's own customers.