Calif. Officials Want $2.25B In PG&E Pipeline Explosion Fines

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT) -- California municipal officials on Monday called on the state's utility regulator to impose $2.25 billion worth of fines and penalties against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for alleged safety violations leading up to a 2010 pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and injured 66 more.

The mayor of San Bruno, Calif., where the incident took place, said the city will ask the California Public Utilities Commission to fine PG&E shareholders at least $1.25 billion for the state's general fund and hit the utility with...
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