The House of Representatives voted 419-6 to repeal punitive taxes on many union health plans, a major win for union workers and a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington.
What had been a quiet tug-of-war turned into a hostile takeover battle late Wednesday. PG&E’s major bondholders, in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, said they’re seeking to buy 85 percent of the utility’s stock for $19 billion. The effort is part of a larger reorganization proposal that would include paying billions to victims of… [Read More]
Like many Cal/OSHA regulations, this is the first standard of its kind in the nation. It applies to workplaces where the Air Quality Index reaches 151 – unhealthy – and when employers “should reasonably anticipate” that employees may be exposed to wildfire smoke. Exempted are indoor workplaces and enclosed vehicles with filtered air, firefighters engaged… [Read More]
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature deserve kudos for enacting a hopefully good — if not perfect — law last week aimed at propping up private electric utilities and saving them from going belly up in the next devastating wildfire.
A group of creditors seeking control of PG&E Corp. have finally disclosed just how much of the utility they’d like to own after it emerges from bankruptcy: Almost all of it.
In the face of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, public-sector unions are creating new strategies to survive — and in many cases, to grow.
Berkeley will ban natural gas piping for stoves or heating in new buildings at the start of 2020, becoming the first city in the state to require new construction to be all-electric.
Over the past six months, PG&E has inspected and repaired hundreds of thousands of miles of power lines, expanded its array of weather stations and fire-watching cameras, begun to step up its tree-trimming program and implemented a more aggressive program to turn off power lines during extreme weather.
Another group of creditors at PG&E Corp. may throw its support behind efforts to end the bankrupt utility’s exclusive right to craft a recovery plan.