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Why PG&E power shutoffs could become more frequent

Why PG&E power shutoffs could become more frequent

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas & Electric’s criminal probation said Tuesday that he is considering requiring the utility to be more aggressive about turning off its electricity lines near tall trees, a plan that could double the number of power outages for some Northern California counties over the next decade.The proposal outlined during a two-hour court hearing is the latest effort to prevent the utility’s equipment from sparking more deadly wildfires by reducing the likelihood that trees could fall into the utility’s long-neglected electrical equipment....

March 23, 2021
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Wildfire victims sue former PG&E executives alleging neglect

Wildfire victims sue former PG&E executives alleging neglect

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility’s former executives and board members, alleging they neglected their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn’t kill people.The complaint filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court is an offshoot of a $13.5 billion settlement that PG&E reached with the wildfire victims while the utility was mired in bankruptcy from January 2019 through June last year.As part of that deal, PG&E granted the victims the...

February 24, 2021
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