7:44 am
  Search Again
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Advocates: CPUC must rehear San Bruno decision
January 30, 2013, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

Consumer advocates and city officials are asking California regulators to reconsider a decision to approve a $299 million Pacific Gas & Electric Co. rate increase to help pay for pipeline inspections and upgrade costs following a 2010 fatal pipeline explosion.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the company's two-year plan in late December, allowing the utility to charge ratepayers for 55 percent of the safety upgrades' long-term costs, overall.

Tuesday, officials from the cities of San Bruno and San Francisco as well as the commission's own consumer advocacy branch, known as the Division of Ratepayer Advocates, asked the commission to rehear the decision.

The nonprofit Utility Reform Network made a similar request Monday for the commission to reconsider the ruling.

The Sept. 9, 2010, blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

Print this Page Print this Page |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back

You are in the Archives

  RSS feed RSS
Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you agree with Gov. Brown signing The End of Life Option Act, which allows terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of a doctor?

Yes, it will allow those with terminal conditions to die with dignity
No, doctors are sometimes too hasty in determining someone is terminally ill
Not sure

©2015 Daily Journal - San Mateo County’s homepage