Tag Archives: California

PG&E and California Governor at Odds Over Bankruptcy Plan

Newsom vows to take over utility   FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is a

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California Completes 34 Land Project to Slow Wildfires

Critics say the projects won’t slow wind-driven infernos     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has completed 34 of the forest-thinning projects it rushed to finish in the past year as a way to buffer ...

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Ron Howard Wildfire Documentary Looks at Camp Fire Aftermath

“Rebuilding Paradise” largely evades a discussion of climate change   By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. His mother-in-law ...

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California Bill Would Make Utilities Pay Some Blackout Costs

Bill would require investor-owned utilities to reimburse customers and local governments     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get ...

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California Governor Aims to Block PG&E Bankruptcy Plan

Newsom claims plan doesn’t meet wildfire fund requirements     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of ...

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California Man Charged with Insurance Fraud after 2018 Wildfire

Payout scheme after Carr Fire     SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man allegedly schemed to get an unearned $43,000 insurance payout after a wildfire destroyed his home and vehicles, even though he was going to receive more ...

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Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree Trimmers

PG&E asserted it’s unrealistic to ensure all trees are maintained     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to ...

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California Lawmaker Demands Probe of PG&E’s Chief Regulator

The commission is conducting an investigation into how the utility handled power shutoffs     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Sonoma County Prepares to Sue PG&E for Wildfire Damages

County hired two firms to pursue action on utility     SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A county in Northern California wine country is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall that caused losses of $725 ...

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Feds Blast PG&E Deal with Wildfire Victims

FEMA official lashes out in conference call     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a ...

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