PG&E Hit With Federal Felony Charges in San Bruno Explosion

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A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted PG&E on 16 new counts in connection with the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010, including a charge of obstructing justice. The new indictments, which will be added to the original 12 charges in April, come one day after San Bruno officials accused PG&E and its regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), of overly friendly, "cozy" e-mail communications and asked that the head of the CPUC be removed.


Jim Ruane, mayor of San Bruno

Jaxon Van Derbeken, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

Loretta Lynch, former president of the California Public Utilities Commission