PG&E’s plan won support last week in a landslide, with victims overwhelmingly backing PG&E’s $58 billion proposal to emerge from bankruptcy after a year-and-half.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup imposed the conditions last month as part of the utility's probation in a criminal pipeline safety case.
Newsom says there is no choice but to fight fire and disease simultaneously and aggressively.
Former FEMA Director Mark Neveau spoke to KTVU's Julie Haener during the 5 O'Clock News on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 about these two important issues: air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the upcoming wildfire season in California.
Mindful of the anxiety coronavirus has wrought on Californians, CalFire is currently building up its strength to 6,100 permanent firefighters, 2,600 seasonal firefighters, 3,200 inmate firefighters, and 600 fire prevention volunteers.
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Eventually, this division will become an independent entity and will oversee the state's three investor-owned utilities, including PG&E, which is still in bankruptcy.
The waiver approved in a unanimous vote by California's Public Utilities Commission will deprive the state coffers of money to help offset losses income and sales taxes as the coronavirus pandemic pushes the state into a $54 billion budget deficit.
The waiver approved in a unanimous vote by California’s Public Utilities Commission will deprive the state coffers of money to help offset losses income and sales taxes as the coronavirus pandemic pushes the state into a $54 billion budget deficit.
Many property owners who submitted applications and site work plans experienced delays in completing the debris cleanup because of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders.
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The hills in Sonoma County look green now after the recent rains, but it's likely they'll start drying out before too long.
Karin Gowins, the former comptroller for Paradise, told The Associated Press Friday that she resigned from the bankruptcy committee overseeing the claims of wildfire victims so she can publicly lambaste what she believes is a deeply flawed, $13.5 billion settlement with PG&E.
PG&E announced in San Francisco Monday that it has given up a controversial plan to pay a $4 million criminal fine to Butte County out of a proposed $13.5 billion trust to compensate wildfire victims.
Pacific Gas & Electric told a federal bankruptcy judge Tuesday that it has settled a dispute with disaster-relief agencies that threatened to siphon money away from a $13.5 billion fund earmarked for victims of catastrophic wildfires in California caused by the nation’s largest utility.
The Mann Fire burning in the city of Norco was 100% contained Friday, CAL FIRE Riverside said. The fire burned 180 acres.
The record penalty imposed in an administrative law judge’s decision boosts a previously agreed upon $1.7 billion settlement announced in December.
Helmick and other district officials have been out there for months, talking about how their district is funded, and how that funding is lacking in an area that, over the past 25 years, has gone from almost entirely rural to increasingly urban.
Instead, the deal has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies and lawyers grapple for their piece of the pie.
The industry has resisted previous action to force companies to insure homeowners in high risk areas. Insurers say that devastating and more frequent blazes have jeopardized their profitability and capability to provide coverage.