Pipeline safety

Crews battle a massive fire following a PG&E pipeline explosion in a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. September 9, 2010. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner file photo)

PG&E convicted in criminal pipeline safety trial

After deliberating for nearly two weeks, a federal jury in San Francisco…


In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. One of the country's largest utility companies is set to face a jury in a criminal trial accusing it of misleading investigators in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The September 2010 blast of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline sent a giant plume of fire into the air in a neighborhood in San Bruno, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes. Opening arguments in the trial began Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Prosecutor: PG&E ignored regulations to cut costs

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ignored pipeline safety regulations to cut costs…


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Watchdog: Pipeline safety oversight inadequate

The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety…