CPUC Asks PG&E To Pay $300M Fine Over Pipeline Blast

Law360, Los Angeles (July 16, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission has asked Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay a minimum fine of $300 million in connection with alleged safety violations ahead of a fatal 2010 pipeline explosion, according to a revised penalty recommendation filed Tuesday.

The move to enforce the agency's largest fine to date comes just a week after the safety division of the CPUC backed away from a push for PG&E to spend $2.25 billion on upgrades to its system instead of paying it as a fine. In...
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