PGE wants law to limit financial liability for wildfires
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) wants to change the law so privately-owned utilities, like itself, are no longer held financially respo...
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PGE power lines sparked two October fires in Santa Rosa, city says in first investigation
Santa Rosa city fire investigators have determined that PG&E power lines buffeted by heavy winds the night of Oct. 8 ignited at least two small...
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Sonoma County to sue PGE over October fires, seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages
Sonoma County officials said Tuesday that they will sue PG&E over the October wildfires, becoming the first government entity to take on the ut...
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California lawmakers seek to stop ‘negligent’ utilities from hiking rates after disasters
A bill introduced by state lawmakers would prohibit electric utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. from passing on to ratepayers litigat...
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Damaged PGE equipment found near origins of North Bay fires
State regulators have released previously withheld details in reports filed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. revealing the exact location of damag...
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PD Editorial: What many homeowners find out too late — that their coverage is lacking
Ultimately, the decision on how much home insurance to carry is up to the policyholder. There’s no arguing that point. But there’s also no disputin...
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California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities
SAN FRANCISCO — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regul...
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Hundreds of North Bay fire victims contend they are vastly underinsured on home policies
Hundreds of Sonoma County residents who lost their homes in the October wildfires say they are finding themselves underinsured and many are pressin...
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California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules
SAN FRANCISCO — California utilities may face tougher safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of the state most prone ...
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911 recordings released for Sonoma County fires
The 911 dispatcher asked the frantic woman on the other end of the phone call if she was safe. The answer was immediate: “No.” Fire was burning all...
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More Sonoma County residents sue Pacific Gas and Electric over wildfires
All it took Lars and Ulla Tandrup was a single glance at the blazing facade of their Quietwater Ridge home early Oct. 9 to realize they couldn’t re...
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Cal Fire: 4,658 homes destroyed in Tubbs fire
A preliminary Cal Fire tally of Sonoma County’s three simultaneous fires last month found the Tubbs fire destroyed 4,658 homes in the Santa Rosa‑ar...
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Pacific Gas and Electric violated safety rules, was late on thousands of Wine Country electricity...
PG&E violated electricity-grid safety regulations at least 11 times in the North Bay in the years prior to the ferocious wildfires in that regi...
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Pacific Gas and Electric wants ratepayers to pay California wildfire costs
Fearing billions of dollars in future liability, PG&E has been aggressively urging state regulators to make it easier for the company to charge...
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California Utility Company Pacific Gas and Electric Could Face Billions in Fire Damage Costs
California is burning. At the end of last week, fires had destroyed at least 8,400 homes and displaced tens of thousands of residents. In Napa Vall...
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Death toll in California wildfires grows to 42, Pacific Gas and Electric sued by couple who lost ...
A Santa Rosa couple who lost a home to the deadly Northern California wildfires filed a lawsuit against PG&E, charging the company failed to p...
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California fire mystery: Pacific Gas and Electric lines fell in winds that weren’t ‘hurricane str...
The heavy winds that downed power lines Sunday night at the start of the deadly wildfires raging across Northern California were far from “hurrican...
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Pacific Gas and Electric power lines linked to Wine Country fires
As the first reports came in Sunday night of numerous fires that would grow into one of the most destructive wildfire disasters in California histo...
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