San Bruno, continued

In 2010, a gas pipeline ruptured in San Bruno, setting fire to a neighborhood and killing 8 people.  In the aftermath, PG&E, the utility responsible for the pipeline, couldn’t locate the required documents showing that 170+ miles of the 200+ miles of  pipelines had been properly inspected.  I’ve followed this for years.

Utility’s Fine for Explosions: $1.6 Billion,” Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015 B1. After imposing the fine, the utility commission “want[s] to open a new investigation into the safety culture … after finding that [the utility] neglected its vast network of pipelines for decades.”

What was the fine for, then?  Or the lawsuits?  How many times can you dip?

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