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1. California regulators ordered PG&E to inspect all of its natural gas pipelines throughout the state in the wake of last week’s deadly blast in San Bruno, the Chron and LA Times report. The California Public Utilities Commission also ordered PG&E to disclose how much money it has spent on gas-line maintenance and repair since 2005. Earlier this year, the utility wasted more than $40 million on a failed statewide ballot measure that would have limited renewable energy use in California.
2. The death toll from the massive San Bruno explosion is expected to rise as four people remain missing and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office works to identify skeletal remains found at the blast site. So far, four people are confirmed dead in the explosion that decimated a Peninsula neighborhood. The federal investigation into the blast is expected to take twelve to fourteen months.