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Moody’s: California Utilities Reduced Liability Following Catastrophic Wildfires

A new report shows California utilities have noticeably reduced their liability following catastrophic wildfires in the past that have been blamed on the utilities and have driven several massive lawsuits and financial challenges. The report out on Thursday from Moody’s …

US Starts Criminal Probe Into PG&E Role in California Wildfire

Federal officials have initiated a criminal investigation into PG&E Corp.’s potential role in starting California’s largest wildfire of the year. On Sept. 24, the US Forest Service removed one of the utility’s transmission poles from the site in Placer County …

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Deadly 2020 California Wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric this week pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges it faces after its equipment sparked a wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes in Northern California two years ago, prosecutors announced. …

Trust Distributed $1.69B to PG&E California Fire Victims in 2021

Nearly $1.7 billion has been distributed to victims of California wildfires for which Pacific Gas & Electric was blamed, a new report shows. The Fire Victim Trust has filed its annual report and claims report for the period commencing January …

California’s PG&E Avoids Criminal Charges in Settlements Over 2 Major Wildfires

California utility PG&E Corp. has reached settlement agreements with district attorneys representing Northern California counties to avoid prosecution over two major wildfires, with the company agreeing to pay $55 million. “As a result of these agreements, no criminal charges will …

California Utility’s Criminal Probation Ending Amid Ongoing Safety Worries

Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management. The …

PG&E Blamed for Dixie Fire in Northern California

Pacific Gas & Electric power lines sparked last summer’s Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through five counties and burned more than 1,300 homes and other buildings, state fire officials said Tuesday. The blaze was caused by a tree …

PG&E Spending $125M for Igniting Massive California Wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric has reached a $125 million settlement agreement with California regulators over the destructive Kincade fire, which was ignited in 2019 by the utility’s equipment in a remote area of Sonoma County. PG&E shareholders would pay a …

PG&E Charged in California Wildfire That Killed 4

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the latest legal action …

PG&E: Power Shutoff Protocol May Avert Dixie-Like Fires in California

PG&E Corp. told a judge it has put into place new safety measures that would have resulted in power being cut to a utility line suspected of sparking the second-largest wildfire in California history. The California utility giant said it …