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After the San Bruno pipeline explosion, where PG&E gas pipeline maintenance and inspection records were falsified, is anyone surprised?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion#L...

If a company is forced to implement a "compliance and ethics monitoring program" by the federal government, it has some serious culture problems.




> If a company is forced to implement a "compliance and ethics monitoring program" by the federal government, it has some serious culture problems.

And where were the state regulators in all of this?

Someone on HN once mentioned that CPUC [1] allowed deferred maintenance on a lot of stuff because it helped to keep rates down. This prevented customers screaming at politicians. True/plausible?

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Public_Utilities_Co...


> And where were the state regulators in all of this?

In bed with PG&E the whole time, of course.




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