Pacific Gas & Electric – August 2016
When convicted after jury trial of obstructing an investigation and five pipeline offences, PG&E posted this statement: “While we are very much focused on the future, we will never forget the lessons of the past. We have made unprecedented progress in the nearly six years since the tragic San Bruno accident and we are committed to maintaining our focus on safety. We want our customers and their families to know that we are committed to re-earning their trust by acting with integrity and working around the clock to provide them with energy that is safe, reliable, affordable and clean.”
No apology, no acceptance of responsibility: unsurprising, because just one week later, PG&E asked the presiding judge to quash the jury’s verdict on the basis it was “legally unsubstantiated“.