Tuesday Must Read: PG&E Wants Public to Help Pay for Blast; Brown’s Gaffe Could Be Costly

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1. PG&E is asking state regulators to allow it to pass the costs of the San Bruno blast and future explosions onto customers if they’re not covered by insurance, the Chron reports. The utility told the California Public Utilities Commission that it has $992 million in insurance coverage and a $10 million deductible, but “believes that most of the costs related to the San Bruno event will be covered.” However, if they’re not, PG&E is asking the PUC to allow it to force ratepayers to make up the difference. The PUC is scheduled to take up the issue today.

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