March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Editor's Notebook

PG&E: A Company That Has Seen the Light When it Comes to Safety

In these times when we as a society and as an industry are surrounded by blatant insults, public tantrums and overdone political correctness, it’s refreshing to know there is a company that’s doing something the right way. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has not always done things the right way. It’s most notable today for the Sept. 10, 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled an entire neighborhood in the city of San Bruno, leaving eight people dead, many more injured, and a permanently scarred community. The company was found to be at fault and has been heavily fined and penalized by government officials and regulators with other court cases still pending. There is a light at end of the proverb

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