02/01/11

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement today reacting to a PG&E interim report on the location of testing documents for natural gas transmission pipelines to the CPUC:

“PG&E’s interim report tells us the utility is undertaking a massive effort to find testing documentation. I am troubled that PG&E’s letter to the PUC contains a statement that some lines don’t require a pressure test under federal rules.  In sharp contrast to these weaker federal rules, the PUC’s January directive will require testing if testing documents are not found. This is an important distinction. If PG&E can’t find testing records, the public should be assured that pressure testing will occur under the PUC directive.”

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