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 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.
Court Approves PG&E's $23 Billion Financing Plan To Pay For California's Catastrophic WildfiresPG&E won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a financing package designed to help the nation’s largest utility get out of bankruptcy.
Court Approves PG&E's $23B Bankruptcy Financing PackagePacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a financing package.
PG&E Tells Court It Can't Commit To Expanding Tree-Trimming ForceLawyers for Pacific Gas & Electric said the utility can't commit to hiring hundreds more tree trimmers in the way that a federal judge wants.
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.
Federal Judge Rips PG&E's Wildfire Mitigation Shortfalls, Demands It Hire More Tree TrimmersA federal judge scolded PG&E officials Wednesday, harshly criticizing them for falling short on the utility's wildfire mitigation plan and threatening to withhold their executive bonuses.
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.
PG&E Banking On Big Profits After Utility Leaves BankruptcyPacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy.
Bill Introduced To Expand Government Enforcement Powers Over UtilitiesA group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that would give the state attorney general and local district attorneys the power to reprimand utility companies for failure to comply with safety regulations.
Camp Fire Victims Claim PG&E Still Has Rickety Power Line Near ParadisePacific Gas & Electric is still operating a rickety power line near the one that ignited a 2018 wildfire that wiped out the Northern California city of Paradise and killed 85 people, according to an expert inspection conducted as part of a legal claim.
PG&E Clears Another Bankruptcy Hurdle With Debt RefinancingA federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy, but the troubled utility still must navigate nettlesome obstacles from the state of California.
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.
SoulCycle Class Raises Money For Animals Impacted By Australian WildfiresA cycling workout class was held in San Mateo Sunday afternoon to help raise money to save animals in the Australian wildfires.
'Heroic' California Firefighters Die In Air Tanker Crash Battling Australian WildfiresGov. Gavin Newsom called three California firefighters "heroic" Thursday after they were killed when the air tanker they were in crashed while battling the deadly wildfires that have devastated Australia.