Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $1.5 billion to states impacted by major disasters last year. California will receive $491,816,000 for wildfire recovery, including areas impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire.
The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, which killed 85 people and wiped out almost an entire town of 27,000, was caused by PG&E power equipment, state officials announced Wednesday.
A report released Monday from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) concludes public ownership of San Francisco’s electric grid “has the potential for significant long-term benefits relative to investment costs and risks.” The city has been trying to reduce its reliance on PG&E for more than two decades.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s contract with one of its largest tree-trimming contractors ended as state regulators and a federal judge ratcheted up the pressure to bolster the utility’s vegetation management program.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s board needs to tour the Butte County community where the company’s equipment is suspected of starting a historically devastating wildfire last year, a federal judge said Tuesday.
The court petition alleges that California’s strict liability policy violates the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution.
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PG&E Corp. filed quarterly earnings on Thursday, revealing that the corporation and its utility subsidiary Pacific Gas & Electric are facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into “public disclosures and accounting for losses” related to the 2015 Butte fire as well as 2017 and 2018 fires.
Facing intense criticism over the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E on Wednesday offered to create a $105 million fund to help fire survivors with living expenses. The proposal requires approval in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
California regulators have proposed guidelines for how investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) should notify customers in the event power lines must be de-energized, including development of a statewide education campaign about the Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) which are designed to reduce the risk of equipment sparking a wildfire.