Group demands PG&E to cover explosion expenses

September 22, 2010 7:34:35 PM PDT
The Utility Reform Network is demanding PG&E cover all costs associated with the San Bruno fire and not pass the bill on to customers with higher rates.

This comes just days after an industry newsletter reported that PG&E plans to charge customers for any increased insurance costs.

TURN says the utility has paid out more than $200 million in bonuses and perks to its executives since 2007.

It called on the California Public Utilities Commission to direct the utility to instead spend that money toward the San Bruno disaster.