Bill Holding PG&E Accountable For Blackouts And Their Impacts Now Headed To Senate FloorA bill holding PG&E accountable for mass blackouts and the impacts they bring is headed to the Senate floor after passing out of the appropriations committee with a 4-2 vote on Thursday.
California Bill Would Make Utilities Pay Some Blackout CostsCalifornians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food.
Governor Gavin Newsom Aims To Block PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.
California Lawmaker Demands Probe Of PG&E's Chief RegulatorA state lawmaker is demanding an extensive review of the CPUC to determine whether regulators' lax oversight enabled neglect at PG&E that triggered catastrophic wildfires.
Sonoma County Prepares To Sue PG&E For Damages From WildfireA wine country county is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725 million.
Federal Government Blasts PG&E's Deal With Fire VictimsTensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on the bankrupt utility.
California To Examine Effect Of Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
Financial Tug-Of-War Emerges Over Fire Victims' SettlementA financial tug-of-war is emerging over the $13.5 billion that the nation's largest utility has agreed to pay to victims of recent California wildfires, as government agencies jockey for more than half the money to cover the costs of their response to the catastrophes.
Deadline To Fire Fire Claims Against PG&E Is TuesdayThe deadline to file a fire claim against PG&E is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Report: Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later ProblemsEven as PG&E assured regulators it was fixing the problems, the utility kept making many of the same mistakes, further undermining trust after its outdated equipment and negligence has been blamed for fires that killed nearly 130 people during 2017 and 2018.
PG&E, California Wildfire Victims Rework $13.5B SettlementPacific Gas and Electric has reworked a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of deadly wildfires blamed on the utility to try to prevent it from unraveling after California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected the company's financial rehabilitation plan.
PG&E, Governor Newsom Face Off In Bankruptcy DisputePacific Gas & Electric Co. will have to quickly overhaul a complex plan addressing more than $50 billion in wildfire claims to gain California Gov. Gavin Newsom's support in time to meet a make-or-break deadline for getting out of bankruptcy.
PG&E Scrambles To Renegotiate Wildfire DealGov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan just a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution fairly quickly.
Gov. Newsom Rejects PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.
PG&E's $13.5B Deal With Fire Victims Removes Huge ObstaclesPacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a federal judge approve a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic fires blamed on the utility's equipment.