PG&E charged with obstruction of justice in 2010 explosion investigation

Prosecutors say the company attempted to mislead National Transportation Safety Board investigators

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) was already going to pay heavily for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight and destroyed parts of the Northern California neighborhood of San Bruno. But according to government regulators, the company now faces a different sort of charge — lying to investigators.

The U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced on July 29 that PG&E is charged obstruction of justice and 27 related counts following an investigation into the explosion. The new charges replace an older indictment that contained 12 counts related to the company’s safety practices.

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