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PG&E pleads guilty

In a gripping session[1] in the Superior Court of California County of Butte, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) CEO and President Bill Johnson pleaded guilty on behalf of the company to 84 separate counts of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of unlawfully causing a fire. According to a grand jury report released June 16, the California utility was found to have failed to maintain aging power lines, ignored repeated warnings that the aging equipment could cause fires and violated several California state regulations.

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