PG&E To Pay $3M Fine For San Bruno Explosion

Law360, San Francisco (January 23, 2017, 9:39 PM EST) -- A California federal judge announced at a sentencing hearing Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be ordered to pay the maximum $3 million fine for its role in the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion, but postponed to Thursday a final decision on other sentencing provisions.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson said that he would have PG&E pay the maximum statutory criminal fine recommended by the U.S. Probation Office and that the company would be required to complete 10,000 hours of community service — 2,000 of which would be done by high-level personnel — separate from existing outreach efforts....

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