In a story published late Wednesday night (click here), the Union Tribune is reporting:

“The consumer advocacy group within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) accused San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas of “making misrepresentations and false statements” about the safety records of a 16-inch-wide natural gas pipeline built in 1949 that the two utilities operate.

Furthermore, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) says the inaccuracies have “significant safety implications” because the line runs within 220 yards of a large apartment complex in Mira Mesa. An elementary school and a public park are located across the street from the apartments.”

On Thursday, the CPUC denied the request of San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to build a new natural gas transmission pipeline, finding it is not needed for safety or reliability.

Click this link to see the full story at the Union Tribune.