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Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive
Emails show PG&E helped PUC official write safety directive

In the months after the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, California regulators scrambled to order Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to improve the safety of its aging infrastructure. Now, new documents show the utility was deeply involved in the process, helping PUC's executive director write and rewrite the same safety directive it was about to receive. The emails bolster the evidence of a long-running and chummy relationship between the state's regulators and its major power companies. That relationship is under scrutiny by the U.S. attorney in San Francisco and the California attorney general's office. Most of the investigation has centered on state utilities...

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