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California’s Largest Utility Found Guilty of Obstructing Investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury found California’s largest utility guilty of violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area and then misleading investigators about how it was identifying high-risk pipelines. After deliberating for seven days, jurors convicted Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday of obstruction and five of 11 counts of pipeline safety violations, including failing to gather information to evaluate potential gas line threats and deliberately not classifying a gas line as high risk. The 2010 blast of a PG&E natural gas pipeline […]