Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prosecutors say “two marijuana grannies” are being held on allegations they were growing hundreds of marijuana plants in their home.
In the wake of the San Bruno disaster, residents living in the shadows of giant butane holding tanks are nervous about the possibility of another catastrophe hitting much closer to home.
California regulators are ordering Pacific Gas and Electric to survey all its natural gas lines in the state in the wake of a devastating suburban San Francisco blast that killed four.
A California utility spokesman confirms the section of pipe near San Francisco categorized as high-risk in company documents was on the same line as the segment that exploded in a deadly fireball over a suburban neighborhood.
Acting Governor Abel Maldonado has declared a state of emergency and says the scene “was like a bomb went off”.