Group Suing Gas Company For Groundwater Contamination: Answer Should Be Stricken

(October 26, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A nonprofit group consisting of commercial fishermen and buyers in the San Francisco Bay who contend that the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PGEC) has contaminated soil, groundwater and the bay through its operation of manufactured gas plants (MGPs) on Oct. 22 moved in California federal court to strike PGEC’s answer on grounds that the company failed to “fairly respond” to the substance of the allegations (San Francisco Herring Association v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company, No. 14-04393, N.D. Calif.).

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