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PG&E, our indifferent regulators, and the 8 dead of San Bruno
PG&E, our indifferent regulators, and the 8 dead of San Bruno

If you're curious about how Pacific Gas & Electric managed to flout gas line safety rules for years, and why there's reason to doubt that the California Public Utilities Commission will hold the company fully responsible for the explosion that destroyed a California neighborhood in 2010, here's the answer. It comes from emails seeming to show the company and PUC regulators conniving and commiserating over the company's travails after the explosion in San Bruno, south of San Francisco.   Any way you cut it, the documents -- released by the city of San Bruno after a lengthy public records battle -- make for disgraceful and disgusting reading. They...

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