Lawmakers want reversal in CPUC San Bruno probe 

Two legislators are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to reverse the president of the California Public Utilities Commission's decision to put himself in charge of a probe into whether Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be fined for the San Bruno pipeline explosion.

President Michael Peevey has led the commission since 2003, and has faced critiques from federal investigators, consumer advocates and most recently, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, for the commission's safety lapses during his tenure.

Speier and Calif. Assemblyman Jerry Hill, Democrats who represent San Bruno, wrote Brown this week asking him to reverse Peevey's decision.

PG&E could face millions in fines for violating safety rules tied to the Sept. 9, 2010 blast, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

The commission says any settlement with PG&E will require a vote of the five-member panel.

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