Tag Archives: California

Another Member of California Fire Panel Resigns, Criticizes Utility Plan

Gowins resigned so she can publicly lambaste the $13.5B settlement     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former chief financial officer for a Northern California city destroyed in a 2018 wildfire caused by Pacific ...

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Regulators Consider Reversing $462M Increase in PG&E Wildfire Fines

PG&E is trying to emerge from one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to back off plans to ...

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PG&E to Use Wildfire Victims Fund to Pay for Past Crimes

Plea deal payment will draw from victims’ settlement     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t ...

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PG&E Falling Stock Price Worries Wildfire Victims

PG&E’s stock has lost roughly half its value     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas & Electric’s $13.5 billion settlement ...

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Hiring: Assistant Fire Management Officer, Department of Interior, California

Deadline: April 1, 2020     Duties Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, Office of the Deputy Director-TS, Division of Natural Resources, Branch of Wildland Fire Management, in Sacramento, California. It will be ...

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PG&E Pleads Guilty in Involuntary Manslaughter in Wildfire

84 counts from the Camp Fire in 2018     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the ...

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PG&E Reaches Bankruptcy Deal with California Governor

PG&E agreed to overhaul its board and operations     DON THOMPSON and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday that removes one of the last ...

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Court Approves PG&E $23B Bankruptcy Financing Package

Utility’s outdated system triggered a series of catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help ...

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PG&E Settles Key Battle Over $13.5B Wildfire Victims’ Fund

Federal mediator still resolving final details     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric told a federal bankruptcy judge Tuesday that it has settled a dispute with disaster-relief agencies that threatened to ...

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Hiring: Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician) NPS, Yosemite National Park

Deadline: May 12, 2020     Summary Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard.  These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter ...

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