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California Regulators Reopening Settlement over San Onofre Nuke Plant

California regulators said this week they will re-examine a settlement that made consumers responsible for covering some $3.3 billion in costs for closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Public Utilities Commission said parties involved in the case can submit …

Registration of California Tour Bus That Crashed Questioned

California regulators are investigating whether a double-decker tour bus that crashed and injured 20 in San Francisco was properly registered with state authorities. The California Public Utilities Commission said this week that the bus involved in the weekend accident appears …

California Judge Fines Uber $7.3 M, and Suspends Service

Uber has been fined $7.3 million for refusing to give California regulators information about the ride-hailing company’s business practices, including accident details and how accessible vehicles are to disabled riders. The decision, handed down by chief administrative law judge Karen …

Uber in a California Regulatory Standoff Over Data

Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a …

California Commissioner Wants Insurance Burden on Ridesharing Companies

Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should bear the insurance burden when they encourage drivers to use their personal vehicles to transport passengers for a profit, according to recommendations made Wednesday from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones’ …

Rideshare Questions Linger in California

While Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has recommended that insurance should be required to cover the “app on, no match” period when rideshare drivers are between fares, that doesn’t seem to have ended the debate – or efforts to further regulate …

California Investigates PG&E Pipeline Safety Practices

California utility regulators are investigating Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s pipeline safety practices after two welders claimed that some of the company’s lines contain weld defects and that repairs have not been made properly. The California Public Utilities Commission on …