Calif. Panel To Weigh Bill Linking Gas Rates To Pipeline Safety

Law360, San Diego (April 4, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers are on deck Monday to consider a bill that would require the state Public Utilities Commission to take utilities' safety performance into account when deciding the gas rates they are allowed to charge customers, following a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.

The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce will review A.B. 1456, introduced Jan. 9 by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that stems from the explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno that killed eight...
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