California needs answers on pipeline safety

Posted by Christine, September 14, 2010

Beneath the ground, 48,580 miles of Pacific Gas & Electric natural gas pipelines lace Northern California.

We didn’t know the precise number Thursday night as we watched, rapt with horror, the live video of the fireball that laid waste to the Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood in San Bruno. But most of us did wonder, with natural gas fueling our stoves and furnaces and lighting our cozy fireplaces — could this happen on our street?