Pacific Gas & Electric Co. faces the start on Monday of another state probe into its record-keeping, one which could be far more serious as regulators examine whether the utility’s record-keeping practices contributed to the deadly pipeline blast in San Bruno, the San Mateo County Times reports.

PG&E is already facing controversy over being fined only $3 million for failing to provide records to regulators on time in an earlier inquiry.

This broader probe will look at whether PG&E’s missing records violated the law or hurt the safety of its pipelines

San Francisco Business Times, April 18 2011

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