Regulators Poised To Fine PG&E Over Pipeline Violations

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Tuesday that numerous and lengthy violations of federal and California standards governing its natural gas pipeline system near densely populated areas could contribute to at least $200 million in expected fines from state regulators stemming from a deadly 2010 explosion.

The utility said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the consumer protection and safety division of the California Public Utilities Commission submitted an investigative report Friday that found that PG&E failed to properly classify 159 miles of...
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