A Judge in California has ruled that PG&E must face charges that it knowingly and willfully violated minimum pipeline standards in the 2010 explosion that killed 8 people. 

State regulators have already imposed $1.6 billion in civil sanctions. PG&E faces and additional $565 million in penalties as part of these charges. 

For more information, see: http://www.gasprocessingnews.com/news/pge-to-face-most-charges-over-deadly-california-gas-pipeline-blast.aspx