Recent News in the 13th District

January 14, 2015

Mercury News: A state law judge on Tuesday ordered PG&E to turn over to state regulators 65,000 emails that may produce a more complete picture of what is described as a cozy relationship between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission regarding a fatal explosion in San Bruno and other issues.

January 08, 2015

Law360.com: Federal regulators are blasting the California Public Utilities Commission — which oversees the operation of natural-gas pipelines by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and others — for sloppiness and in its investigations and record-keeping, and for proposing lax financial penalties.

January 08, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: The state agency responsible for ensuring Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other utilities operate their natural-gas systems safely has a two-year backlog of unfinished investigations, and its probes are often poorly documented and seldom result in penalties against the companies, a federal audit has found.

January 06, 2015

Sacramento Bee When debate begins on new legislation requiring ignition interlock devices to prevent drunken driving, opponents will truck out predictable arguments. Don’t believe them.