California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For WildfiresThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday imposed a record $1.9 billion penalty against PG&E Co. for its role in the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and 16 North Bay wildfires in 2017.
Judge Blasts PG&E Over Wildfire Prevention Effort; Orders Revamp Of Inspections, Record-KeepingA federal judge lambasted the ongoing efforts by Pacific, Gas and Electric to reduce fire hazards along its trasmission lines, ordering the utility to hire its own crew of tree inspectors and keep records of the age of every piece of equipment on its transmission towers and lines to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.
PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson Announces June Retirement PlansBill Johnson, who has been at the helm of Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation since last May during the utility's most turbulent financial time, will be stepping down as CEO on June 30th, the company announced Wednesday.
PG&E Drops Plan To Pay Camp Fire Fine From $13.5B Fund For Wildfire VictimsPG&E announced in San Francisco Monday that it has given up a controversial plan to pay a $4 million criminal fine to Butte County out of a proposed $13.5 billion trust to compensate wildfire victims.
PG&E To Use Funds For Wildfire Victims To Pay For Camp Fire CrimesPG&E is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its criminal liability in the deadly Camp Fire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate victims for their losses.
PG&E Agrees To Plead Guilty To 84 Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter For Camp Fire DeathsPacific Gas & Electric announced a proposed settlement with Butte County early Monday, agreeing to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire stemming from the deadly and destructive 2018 Camp Fire.
6 Charged With Filing Phony Claims After Deadly Camp FireSix people who claimed their homes were destroyed in California's deadliest wildfire have been charged with filing phony federal claims.
Federal Judge Approves $24B For PG&E Wildfire SettlementsA federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved two settlements totaling $24.5 billion between PG&E and victims of 2017 and 2018 North Bay wildfires caused by electrical equipment failures.
Aaron Rodgers, NorCal Native Packers Star, Shows Hometown Love With Custom CleatsAaron Rodgers showed off more than his moves on the field during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. He wore his heart on his cleats as part of the NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign.
PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement With Individual Wildfire VictimsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced a $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims on Friday.
Homeowners In Fire Zones Lose Insurance CoverageAs fires ravage California each year, more homeowners are at risk of losing their insurance.
Paradise Pauses To Remember 1 Year After Deadly Camp FireOne year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials asked people to pause.
Paradise Rebuilds But Danger May Still Lurk 1 Year After Devastating Camp Fire"Rebuilding the Ridge" is a rallying cry on signs around town, evoking the beauty and peril of rebuilding on a wind-swept jut of land poking out of the Sierra Nevada and begging the question: Will the resurgent community be safer this time?
Woman Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Elderly Victim Who Lost Home In 2018 Camp FireNorthern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85.
PG&E Reaches $11 Billion Settlement With Wildfire Victims Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers have reached an $11 billion settlement of claims from wildfire victims including those from last year's deadly Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, the utility announced early Friday.