In a 12-page report analyzing the costs of deadly wildfires in California, the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center at the University of Pennsylvania included among its recommendations that utilities should pay for property damages from wildfires only if it has been determined they acted negligently.
California struck back at the Trump administration’s plan to weaken automobile emission standards on Tuesday, releasing a plan that would require cars in the state to satisfy its more ambitious fuel efficiency standards if the federal government weakens its own rules.
Facing multibillion-dollar claims for damage done by last year’s Northern California wildfires, PG&E is pushing for a state-authorized financing plan to cover liability claims and compensate survivors.
Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245, faced with a likely union-busting decision from the Supreme Court, knew that inaction wasn’t an option. The local’s members haven’t surrendered to a future decided by those forces. Instead, they’ve been rallying together and strengthening their union one conversation at a time.
By affirming that malice could not be established in PG&E’s risk management controls and fire mitigation efforts, the ruling could provide a legal precedent to support the utility regarding its potential liability for other wildfires.
California lawmakers will consider changes to the state’s policies regarding wildfires and utility liability, following a devastating fire season that has left Pacific Gas & Electric raising the possibility of bankruptcy.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle today announced action on legislation to strengthen disaster preparedness and set forth appropriate policies to respond to the increasing wildfire danger.
It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
The lockout began after National Grid officials and union leaders of United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012 failed to reach a new contract Sunday, according to National Grid.
PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric, announced today in an 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will record a $2.5 billion pre-tax charge related to deadly wildfires in Northern California last year.