When Michael Peevey left his position as the president of the California Public Utilities Commission, he did so with amid controversy. Many questioned his close relationship with utility giant PG&E. Read More
California’s water resources control board now says hundreds of injection wells used by the oil and gas industry have been dumping toxic wastewater for years into aquifers considered non-exempt, or off limits by the EPA. Read More
Chemical spills happen daily in California. Most are minor, but some cause serious and even deadly results. The NBC Bay Area investigative unit looked into the state of hazardous material readiness in the Bay Area. Read More
A 1973 law was supposed to make sure all California hospitals are relatively earthquake-proof but the deadlines continue to be extended. Now, more than a third of critical care Bay Area hospitals are in danger of collapsing in... Read More
The Investigative Unit has discovered that when the next powerful earthquake happens some of the columns that support Bay Area roads may not be stable enough to withstand intense shaking. Read More
California’s levee system delivers clean drinking water to the Bay Area and Southern California, but would it hold up in a major earthquake? NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit discovered many of the state’s levees are known to have... Read More
The hacks of Sony Pictures, Target and Home Depot have made headlines around the world. But experts warn of a bigger cyber threat to our gas pipelines, electric substations, water supplies and transit networks. Read More
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposes that a former San Jose High School principal opened an unauthorized bank account tied to the school’s PTSA, and an audit found she made thousands of dollars in purchases without receipts... Read More
Pacific Gas & Electric has released tens of thousands of new emails between utility employees and state regulators amid investigations into alleged back-channel dealings. Read More
California pilots had more "close calls" with drones than any other state. Read More
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