REPORT: PG&E not fined for safety violations

FRESNO, Calif.

Now a new report suggests the government commission responsible for regulating the utility company that operated the pipeline has taken a hands-off approach.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports PG&E had more pipeline infractions than any other utility in California between 2004 and 2009.

Records show PG&E accounted for more than half of the safety violations found by the California Public Utilities Commission. But the C.P.U.C. did not fine PG&E once.

PG&E says it would be a "mistake" to suggest a lack of fines on the company is connected to a lack of oversight.

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