Tuesday, April 1, 2014
(San Bruno, CA) -- California's largest utility company is facing federal criminal charges in connection with its role in the deadly 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion. The blast on September 9th of that year leveled a residential neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay area city causing eight deaths and destroying more than three dozen homes. Among the charges that PG&E is facing are allegations that the utility was negligent in maintaining the safety of the pipeline that ruptured. In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, PG&E's parent company anticipated that it would be charged in the case.