Growing Number Of Lawsuits Blame PG&E For Destructive Butte FireAt least four major lawsuits have been filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the companies it hired to clear power lines in a Northern California area where a blaze destroyed hundreds of homes and killed two people.
California Grooms Utility Giants To Compete Against Big OilCalifornia wants more drivers to dump the pump and plug in.
Butte Fire Victims Weigh Options As First Lawsuit Filed Against PG&EThe lawsuit claims PG&E and a contractor did not properly mitigate possible fire hazards near power lines, allowing the 70,000 acre blaze to start.
Lawsuit: PG&E, Contractor's Negligence Led To Devastating Butte FireThe Butte Fire burned has burned nearly 71,000 acres in Amador and Calaveras counties and is 95 percent contained. In all, 475 homes, 343 outbuildings and 45 structures were damaged by the fire.
Access To Butte Fire Area Still Difficult For Residents, Utility WorkersCal Fire says no one except fire and PG&E crews are allowed on Highway 26, because conditions are unsafe.
Effort To Block PG&E Tax Break For Gas Explosion Fine FailsAn effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric Co. from getting a tax break on the $1.6 billion it was fined for the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas explosion has fallen short.
Power Abruptly Shut Off At Stockton Mobile-Home Park In Afternoon HeatA resident at El Rey Mobile Home Park called CBS13 saying he was furious his power was shut off by PG&E on a day when temperatures reached into the 90s.
Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most CustomersMost residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase.
California Regulators Set To Overhaul Home Electricity CostsBig energy users are set to get a break on electricity while more efficient consumers will see their bills rise under a proposal being considered by California regulators.
Sacramento Firefighters, PG&E Test Technique To Spare Utility Poles From FlamesPG&E says the test is important because if the poles go up in flames, they can make a wildfire more dangerous with downed power lines and outages. Also, at $20,000 each, the poles aren’t cheap to replace.
PG&E Goes Airborne To Find Drought-Stricken Trees Threatening Power LinesAs the drought drags on, the chances for destructive wildfires increase by the day. Crews are taking to the air looking for to help keep the fire danger to a minimum.
Storm Packs Strong Winds, Heavy Rains, Power OutagesIt was a light drizzle at a home, but as the showers intensified and lightning struck. A woman was sent fleeing with her children from their burning house. Firefighters contained the fire in the garage, but there was more trouble down the street.