Feds, PG&E Spar Over Penalty In Pipeline Explosion Case

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 6:33 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday urged a judge to impose the maximum $3 million criminal fine, along with other penalties, against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. over a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion, but the utility said adopting every recommendation from federal probation officials would unfairly expose it to even greater penalties.

A California federal jury convicted PG&E in August of five counts regarding its pipeline safety practices and one for obstructing a National Transportation Safety Board proceeding. The context for the charges was a September 2010 explosion...
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