San Bruno explosion
A federal grand jury has indicted Pacific Gas and Electric Company for allegedly obstructing the federal investigation into the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is bracing itself for a new federal indictment against the company next month in connection with a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has received two international awards for its gas operations on the same day the utility was criticized by San Bruno’s mayor for what a competing press release called ‘playing Russian roulette with California cities.”
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday morning to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
While PG&E has been claiming it is being accountable for the San Bruno pipeline accident that killed eight people and resulted in federal felony charges being filed against the corporation Monday, the company’s executives have yet to face the media, instead choosing to distribute “video news releases” of edited sound bites for the media to use, in addition to purchasing television advertising.
Pacific Gas and Electric has been charged with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.
The City of San Bruno is suing the California Public Utilities Commission to force the release of documents the city claims will show improper conduct between CPUC regulators and Pacific Gas and Electric company.
The utility will return service to Line 147 on Monday, albeit at minimal pressure.
A state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.