Judge says PG&E violated probation from 2010 San Bruno pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Attorneys for PG&E are back in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday. They are trying to convince a judge not to order dramatic steps aimed at preventing its equipment from causing wildfires.

The judge is overseeing a criminal conviction against PG&E following the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010.

Judge Alsup says PG&E violated the conditions of its probation from the 2010 San Bruno pipeline blast by failing to notify probation of the Honey Fire criminal investigation.

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Earlier this month, the judge proposed that PG&E remove or trim trees that could fall on to power lines in high-wind conditions and shut off electricity during certain times.

PG&E claims the judge's proposals could cost the utility up to $150 billion.

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