State Sen. Jerry Hill and Congresswoman Jackie Speier Weigh in on PG&E Safety Issues

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Friday, December 14th
The California Public Utilities Commission says the state's utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, knowingly committed "systemic violations of rules," including falsifying safety documents to its natural gas pipelines, even after the 2010 gas line explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people.

The head of the CPUC, Michael Picker, says the state commission is investigating PG&E's safety culture.

In a statement to KCBS, PG&E says their most important responsibility is public and employee safety,and acknowledge they didn’t live up to that commitment in this case. The utility says it is cooperating with the CPUC’s investigation.

For more on this, KCBS' Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with State Senator Jerry Hill and then Bay Area Congresswoman Jackie Speier.