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PG&E Settles Lawsuit Over Botched Demolition

Pacific Gas & Electric has settled a lawsuit filed by a Bakersfield man who was badly injured during the botched demolition of a power plant.


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Utility Customers Outraged Over Possible Fee To Cope With Revenue Loss From Popular Solar Panels

Some Southern California residents are outraged by a state bill that would allow three utility companies to charge customers up to $10 a month to cope with the loss of revenue due to the popularity of solar panels.

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Calif. Sends Aircraft, Personnel To Aid East Coast During Sandy

The California National Guard and the state Emergency Management Agency have dispatched aircraft and rescue personnel to aid the East Coast during the superstorm.


A pipe is one of the few signs that houses once stood on the property where Pacific Gas & Electric bought and razed them after the company was found to have polluted the ground water with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium for 30 years July 19, 2001 in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. The community''s pollution struggle inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich." (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Survey Finds Unremarkable Cancer Rate In Hinkley

A California state study has not revealed elevated cancer levels in the town of Hinkley, a small desert community whose struggles with contaminated groundwater inspired the award-winning “Erin Brockovich.”