Today’s Quotes: PG&E’s New Gas Leaks, Fiorina & Whitman ‘Not Thelma & Louise’

“If not for the requirement from the CPUC, would they have known about these leaks? Was there another leak somewhere that could have caused another tragedy?” -Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo), on PG&E’s discovery of 38 gas leaks during an inspection

“We take any leak seriously, and any leak that creates a potential safety issue is repaired immediately.” -Jonathan Marshall, PG&E spokesman

“A station in Palo Alto should be seen as a huge opportunity, not a problem.” -Jumana Nabti, addressing the Palo Alto City Council, which voted against the proposed high-speed rail station at California and University avenues

“We just don’t have the streets and capacity to consider doing this at either California Avenue or University Avenue.” -Palo Alto Vice Mayor Sid Espinosa

“The notion that somehow their fates are inextricably tied like they’re some political Thelma and Louise is absurd.” -Marty Wilson, campaign manager for Carly Fiorina, on the relative chances of GOP candidates Fiorina and Meg Whitman

“People need to understand it’s important to stop at a red light at a right turn.” -Barbara Pierce, City Council member in Redwood City, on the unanimous vote Monday to keep and possibly add traffic cameras at certain intersections


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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