PG&E fined $16.7 million for failed Contra Costa County gas line survey
Original post made on Jan 31, 2012
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on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:21 am
PG&E fined!!! Who pays? Yes you got it right, consumers in the end!!!!
The real basic question is: Where were the members of the board of the Utility Commission who were TO PROTECT the consumer? Can they be fined????
Of course not!!! They serve with immunity!!!!! Can you believe this??? As gross a negligence to which PG&E has been found and fined for, why not the members of the Commission who allowed it by not doing their expressed purpose?????
This Commission has allowed way too much hide behind distance, Sacramento, little in the way of public information provided on a regular bases to consumers as to what they approve and permit or ignore which eventually happens to the consumers as did in the San Bruno explosion with many deaths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does their lack of due diligence NOT bother you the consumer??? Demand that they be INDICTED AND FINED as well!!!!!!
Commission members willingly accept this Commissions seat? WHY??? To ignore the consumer directly?? Of course not, but the path to those seats leads most humans down the road to power peddling, rubbing shoulders with the powers that be, enjoying many bills paid by consumers for their life on the Commission!!!!
on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:12 am
The PUC is utterly worthless, no argument there. But between them and our bought-and-paid-for elected officials, the State of CA does have the authority to mandate that fines be paid from profits. The SF Chronicle has featured stories since San Bruno about this almost every week, with all the details about how to make PG&E really hurt. All we need is some pol's with actual morals to make it happen. Government mandated monopolies are never good, be it a utility or the likes of Haliburton.
on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm
Serious question - if this is a fine for past infractions that have since been corrected, where does all that money go? Since it's likely to eventually come out of our pockets, I'd like to know what it's being used to pay for.