San Bruno explosion

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Pipeline Safety Bill Clears Congress

Watered-down bill disappoints safety advocates

(Newser) - Add another item to the list of things Congress can actually agree on: pipeline safety. A bill to make America's 2.3 million miles of pipelines safer has cleared the House and Senate with surprising speed and is headed for President Obama's desk, reports the Los Angeles Times... More »

PG&E Got $5M to Fix Pipe, But Never Did

This year, it asked for another $5M

(Newser) - No solace here for the 40 or so San Francisco-area families who lost their homes in last week's gas line explosion: PG&E got permission three years ago to spend $5 million of ratepayers' money—and to factor that cost into rate prices—to fix a portion of the pipe.... More »

Is PG&E to Blame for San Bruno Fire?

It's been involved in many gas line breaks, but no blame assigned yet

(Newser) - As the victims of Thursday's San Bruno fire mourn their losses, Pacific Gas & Electric reps say they still don’t know what caused a high-pressure gas pipeline to rupture. But could PG&E itself be to blame? The company has been involved in almost half of California’s major... More »

Four Dead After Explosion in SF Suburb

Neighborhood engulfed by fire after gas line blast

(Newser) - Four people are dead about 50 injured after a natural gas line explosion engulfed a neighborhood south of San Francisco in fire last night. The fire raged uncontrolled in San Bruno, near San Francisco International Airport, for at least an hour, the Chronicle reports. At least 38 homes were destroyed... More »

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