PG&E To Shell Out $38M For Fatal Gas Pipeline Blast

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 5:16 PM EST) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. last month agreed to pay a $38 million fine for a 2008 gas pipeline explosion that killed one person and injured others, in what is the largest fine for a safety infraction by California energy regulators.

In an Oct. 19 joint motion with the California Public Utilities Commission and state utility watchdog The Utility Reform Network, PG&E accepted Administrative Law Judge John S. Wong’s proposed $38 million penalty after his September opinion that an earlier proposed $26 million fine was too...
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