Nation Oct 18

PG&E lacked basic training before California blackouts

When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency personnel managing the blackouts for the nation’s largest utility had learned the fundamentals of managing an emergency in their home…

Nation Jun 16

PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire

PG&E CEO Bill Johnson appeared on the company's behalf in Butte County Superior Court to plead guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. They stem from a November 2018 wildfire ignited by the utility's crumbling electrical grid.

Nation May 01

PG&E to purge most of its board in fallout from bankruptcy

PG&E went bankrupt after years of neglect culminated in its fraying electrical grid igniting a series of deadly Northern California wildfires. The purge of its board of directors falls shy of meeting the demands of Gov. Gavin Newsom and PG&E's…

Dec 18

A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California wildfires that sent the nation’s largest…