Daily News: Congresswoman calls on PG&E to make sure East Palo Alto is not overlooked

September 23, 2010
In The News

Bonnie Eslinger, of the Palo Alto Daily News, writes about Rep. Eshoo's response to notification that East Palo Alto has a high-risk natural gas pipeline:

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PG&E failed to soothe already angry East Palo Alto officials Wednesday by sending a field representative to their requested meeting who they said did not come prepared to answer questions about a high-risk natural gas pipeline segment in the city.

Wednesday another call went out to PG&E -- this time from U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo's office -- requesting a meeting with East Palo Alto officials.

Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, said when she read that PG&E did not initially inform East Palo Alto officials about the risky segment, she had her chief of staff call the utility's CEO, Peter Darbee.

"To be overlooked ... it just isn't right," Eshoo said. "Beyond that, it's really critical for the city to have the information they deserve to have."

Eshoo said someone from her office will attend today's meeting between PG&E and East Palo Alto representatives.

Read the full article at mercurynews.com.