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$2.25 Billion PG&E Fine Proposed for San Bruno Explosion


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The remains of a gas line lie on the ground after the explosion September 10, 2010 in San Bruno.
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The remains of a gas line lie on the ground after the explosion September 10, 2010 in San Bruno.

California regulators want to penalize PG&E $2.25 billion for the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion that killed eight people and injured 66. California Public Utility Commission staff recommended the hefty fine, which would be the largest penalty ever brought by a state regulator in the U.S., citing the severity of the damage and PG&E's "reprehensible" failures. Forum discusses the proposed penalty and what has changed since the deadly blast.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jerry Hill, California state senator representing the 13th District, which includes San Bruno
  • Jim Ruane, mayor of San Bruno
  • Marcel Hawiger, staff attorney for The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
  • Mike Florio, commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission

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