Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. might be surpassing the SFHA's notoriously shoddy record-keeping.

While PG&E continues to try and locate important documents that could probably save other communities from a San Bruno-style blast, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation to — at the very minimum — make people feel better about the natural gas pipes buried below them.

The bill, which was introduced on Monday, would double the number of pipeline safety inspectors and mandate the use of new technology to detect corrosion in pipes before it is too late.

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