CPUC considering fine against PG&E for faulty pipeline


The CPUC is considering a fine of more than $14 million against PG&E. The utility is charged with not disclosing a faulty pipeline back in October of 2012 and then quietly changing the records almost a year later.

"We are talking about a chronic, repeated pattern of PG&E not being trustworthy when it comes to pipeline inspection, when it comes to pipeline safety. And yes, we are really concerned about that," said Mark Toney, The Utility Reform Network.

"My feeling is throw the book at PG&E for what they did in San Carlos. I hope the book is substantial and nut full of feathers," said San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane.

The mayor of San Carlos took to the podium and asked the commission to continue this issue until January or February; he says he feels the process has been rushed.

The CPUC fine could range anywhere between $6 million and $16 million.

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