November 10, 2006

Utility sorry about desecration

Historic apology over sacred site

PG&E will remove a treatment plant on desert land Indians see as a path to the afterlife.The top executive of California's biggest utility Thursday apologized to an Arizona Indian tribe, promising to atone for the company's desecration of a sacred site the tribe considers a portal to the afterlife.

Chief Executive Thomas King said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. "regrets the spiritual consequences to the tribe" when it built a $15-million water treatment plant in the Mojave Desert, west of the California-Arizona border.

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