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After explosion, San Bruno wants big PG&E fine, tougher safety measures
After explosion, San Bruno wants big PG&E fine, tougher safety measures

City of San Bruno officials are supporting a proposed, record-high fine against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. but are complaining that the punishment for a fatal pipeline blast in 2010 fails to ensure the utility would act safely in the future. Mayor Jim Ruane wants the state Public Utilities Commission to order more safety reforms, including the creation of an independent pipeline safety monitor.  "We need something in place to ensure that it will not be business as usual just because fines were paid," he said. Such an oversight agency would help restore the commission's "culture of safety and help the public regain confidence and trust...

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