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PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion
PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion

California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., should pay $1.4 billion for a 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a Bay Area neighborhood and killed eight people, state regulators proposed Tuesday. The penalty, which is not yet final, would be the biggest safety-related fine in the history of the California Public Utilities Commission. The fine would be paid by San Francisco-based PG&E shareholders and not its customers, who live from the Oregon border to Bakersfield. Two administrative law judges at the California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday issued their decisions based on 3,798 alleged violations of state and federal laws and regulations that govern gas...

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