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By Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
As the impact of climate change grows, so does the risk of ever larger and more frequent wildfires. No state knows that better than California. But the Golden State is also grappling with the role of one of the country's…
By Stephanie Sy, Karina Cuevas
While California is experiencing a record drought, driven in part by climate change, the initial spark for many wildfires often comes from utility equipment and power lines. And fire investigators are now looking into whether the utility company PG&E was…
By Lily Jamali
As the Dixie fire ravages northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric has admitted that its equipment could have sparked it. The utility company has sparked fires before, including the deadly Camp fire in 2018. As it emerged from bankruptcy last…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
By Michael Liedtke, Justin Pritchard, Associated Press
Thousands of people in wine country woke up without power amid a fall heat wave that's bringing another round of extreme wildfire danger to large portions of already battered Northern California.
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
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.
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…
By Michael Liedtke, Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
No one from PG&E will go to jail. Instead, the company will pay a $4 million fine and help pay to restore water access. …
By Don Thompson, Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pacific Gas & Electric have reached a deal for the nation's largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires.
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