PG&E Wildfires Fine Boosted To $2.1 Billion By State RegulatorsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday proposed a $2.14 billion penalty against PG&E for its role in the catastrophic wildfires in the North Bay and Butte County in 2017 and 2018.
Cal Fire Acquires Helicopters Capable Of Wildfire Nighttime OperationsIn what has been billed as a game-changer for battling wildfires, Cal Fire has obtained helicopters with the ability to perform operations at night.
Proposal In California Legislature Would Bar Insurers From Declining Fire CoverageAmid mounting cries of California homeowners being denied wildfire insurance in high-risk areas, lawmakers want to require insurance companies to cover all existing homes, as long as they meet new safety standards.
California Utilities' Wildfire Prevention Plans Call for More BlackoutsPlans by the state's three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk their equipment would cause deadly infernos
PG&E Pledges to Shake Up Board to Avoid State TakeoverLate Friday, PG&E pledged to “refresh” its board before it emerges from bankruptcy but didn't say whether it will comply with Gov. Newsom's insistence to oust the entire board.
PG&E And Governor Newsom Still At Odds Over Bankruptcy PlanPacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a federal judge the utility will emerge from bankruptcy by its June deadline, even as California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to follow through on his threat to have the state take over the nation’s largest utility.
California Completes 34 Land Projects To Slow WildfiresCalifornia has completed 34 of the forest thinning projects it rushed to finish in the past year as a way to buffer 200 communities at high risk from wildfires.
Governor Newsom Aims To Block PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.
Federal Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California
Sonoma County Prepares To Sue PG&E For Damages From Kincade FireSonoma Country is exploring plans to sue Pacific Gas and Electric over the massive Kincade Fire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725 million.
Report: FEMA May Bill Wildfire Victims If PG&E Doesn't Pay $4 BillionThe Chronicle reports federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of nearly $4 billion the government says it's owed by PG&E if the debt isn't resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case.