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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

Jurors Begin PG&E Trial Deliberations

Jurors Begin PG&E Trial Deliberations

The defense and prosecution traded last minute jabs in final arguments Wednesday before the jury began deliberating the pipeline safety and obstruction charges against PG&E.

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Testimony Ends in PG&E Case

Testimony Ends in PG&E Case

Testimony ended Friday in the PG&E federal pipeline safety trial with company producing maps showing hundreds of workers and executives lived near the six major gas pipelines at issue in the case.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

PG&E Engineer Says Finance Trumped Safety

PG&E Engineer Says Finance Trumped Safety

A longtime PG&E engineer testified Thursday that he chided his colleagues about having embraced a largely ineffective pipeline inspection method “for financial, not technical reasons.”

Friday, Jul 8, 2016

PG&E Trial: Ex Engineer Discusses Gas Pipeline Practices

PG&E Trial: Ex Engineer Discusses Gas Pipeline Practices

A retired PG&E engineer testified Friday that he wrote a dubious “white paper” justification for the company’s avoidance of costly inspections of gas pipelines – a document he said he quickly destroyed...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

PG&E Boosted Pressure on Pipeline Prior to San Bruno Blast: Testimony

PG&E Boosted Pressure on Pipeline Prior to San Bruno Blast: Testimony

PG&E engineers boosted pressure on the San Bruno gas pipeline a year before the deadly blast despite knowing its data about the line was riddled with errors, according to testimony Wednesday in the federal...

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

PG&E May Have Records Prosecutors Claim Company Lacked

PG&E May Have Records Prosecutors Claim Company Lacked

A bombshell hit the PG&E trial Tuesday with the revelation that the utility may actually have the very gas pipeline test records that federal prosecutors allege the company lacks.

Friday, Jun 17, 2016

Prosecutor Says PG&E Values Profits Over Safety

Prosecutor Says PG&E Values Profits Over Safety

Opening statements in the federal pipeline safety case against PG&E on Friday had government lawyers slamming the company as choosing profits over safety before the deadly San Bruno blast in 2010.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

PG&E's Federal Pipeline Safety Trial Begins Friday

PG&E's Federal Pipeline Safety Trial Begins Friday

After two years of legal wrangling, the federal case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company on charges of violating pipeline safety laws and obstructing the federal probe of the 2010 San Bruno blast will begin...

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

Opening Statements in PG&E Federal Case Could Begin This Week

Opening Statements in PG&E Federal Case Could Begin This Week

Opening statements are now expected as soon as Thursday morning in the federal case against PG&E on pipeline safety counts and a lone charge of obstructing the federal investigation into the 2010 San Bruno...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Jury Selection Begins in PG&E's Pipeline Safety Case

Jury Selection Begins in PG&E's Pipeline Safety Case

Pacific Gas & Electric Company lawyers and prosecutors sparred in court Tuesday as jury selection began in the federal pipeline safety and obstruction case of the company arising out of the 2010 San Bruno...

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