29_35x90 knx_35x90

PG&E

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California In Tussle Over Record $1.4B Utility Fine

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants.

09/05/2014

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County. (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Environmental Group Wants Diablo Canyon Shut Down During Earthquake Risk Review

An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle a California nuclear plant to review potential earthquake risks.

08/26/2014

Smoke rises from a smoldering fire as firefighters sift through rubble at a burned home that was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E To Be Arraigned In Fatal Pipeline Blast In NorCal

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2014

Smoke rises from a smoldering fire as firefighters sift through rubble at a burned home that was destroyed by a massive explosion and fire September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Criminally Charged In Fatal Bay Area Gas Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

PG&E admits they are responsible for contaminating the ground water in Hinkley. (credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Hinkley Homeowners In Negotiation To Leave Town Over Contaminated Water

Pacific Gas and Electric (AKA PG&E) has offered to buy hundreds of homes and relocate the families after their plant polluted the groundwater of Hinkley.

10/19/2012

(Credit: AP)

Central Coast Nuclear Plant Shut Down For Repairs

One of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power reactors has been shut down for repairs because of a problem with a water pump supplying the steam generators at the California coastal plant.

03/29/2011

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)

PG&E May Buy Hinkley Homes Above Toxic Plume

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed buying up to 100 properties, including homes, in a California desert town where a spreading toxic plume is contaminating groundwater with cancer-causing chrominum 6.

11/19/2010

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,381 other followers