Tag Archives: California

California Bill Bars Insurers from Declining Fire Coverage

Panel will set new “fire-hardening” standards     By CUNEYT DIL The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid mounting cries of California homeowners being denied wildfire insurance in high-risk areas, lawmakers want to require insurance companies to cover all ...

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PG&E Expects Big Profits after Bankruptcy

Projections show company rebounding this year with a profit of $454 million     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges ...

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Bureau of Land Management to Fund 11,000 Miles of Fuel Breaks

Strategic project in six states     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort ...

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Report: Paradise Wildfire Death Toll Includes 50 More People

Each claim was vetted by a medical expert and a lawyer     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Doctors and other experts say at least 50 more people, many of them elderly or ill, likely died as a result of the ...

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California Utilities Plan More Wildfire Prevention Blackouts

Utilities plan for targeted outages     LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities plan to continue shutting off power to customers during dry and windy conditions to prevent sparking deadly wildfires, but they aim to make outages more targeted to ...

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Paradise Fire Victims Point Out Damaged PG&E Power Line

Expert hired by attorneys finds hazards     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is still operating a rickety power line near the one that ignited a 2018 wildfire that wiped out ...

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Evacuations Lifted in California Riverbottom Fire

Riverbottom Fire full containment expected later Friday     RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were lifted after crews got a handle on a smoky wildfire that briefly burned near homes along a dry Southern California riverbed on Thursday. Flames broke ...

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California Firefighters Return from Australia

Bodies of two in tanker crash sent home     By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the wildland firefighters, fresh off a long flight from Australia, strode into a Los Angeles fire station Wednesday morning, Marvin ...

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PG&E Clears Another Bankruptcy Hurdle

PG&E now appears to be well positioned to emerge from bankruptcy     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting ...

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As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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