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Judge: California utility PG&E must explain role in Dixie Fire, biggest blaze now burning in U.S.


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California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan

California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization planThe decision by Newsom, sent to PG&E in a letter, complicates the company’s push to exit bankruptcy and provide billions of dollars to victims of devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018 sparked by the utility’s power lines. The embattled utility now has until Tuesday to further amend its plan to Newsom’s satisfaction, but his criticism of the reorganization package as it was presented by PG&E a day earlier was sweeping.



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PG&E CEO Causes Outrage After Saying Struggling California Residents’ Houses Are ‘Still There’ Because of Blackouts

PG&E CEO Causes Outrage After Saying Struggling California Residents’ Houses Are ‘Still There’ Because of BlackoutsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has been vocal in his criticism of PG&E



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PG&E and Southern California Edison have turned off power to minimize fires. It hasn't worked. What will?

PG&E and Southern California Edison have turned off power to minimize fires. It hasn't worked. What will?Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison have cut off power to minimize wildfire risk. Yet the wildfires haven't stopped. What now?



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California governor slams PG&E, saying 'greed,' 'mismangement' led to widespread power cuts

California governor slams PG&E, saying 'greed,' 'mismangement' led to widespread power cutsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E; for greed, mismanagement amid power cuts



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Lights out? PG&E plans to shut off power for more than 800K customers in California to reduce wildfire risk

Lights out? PG&E plans to shut off power for more than 800K customers in California to reduce wildfire riskPacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison may shut off power for nearly a million customers in an effort to prevent wildfires.



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California wildfire risk prompts planned mass cutoff of PG&E power

California wildfire risk prompts planned mass cutoff of PG&E powerNearly 800,000 California homes and businesses can expect to lose electricity for up to several days from Wednesday, in a planned PG&E power shutdown of unprecedented scale due to heightened wildfire risks from high winds, the utility said. Pacific Gas & Electric Co, a unit of PG&E Corp, said on Tuesday it was extending a previously announced “public safety power shutoff” to 34 counties in northern and central California, marking the largest such precautionary outage the utility has undertaken to date. Power will be turned off to communities in stages, starting in northern California, just after 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, depending on the timing of high-wind conditions locally, PG&E said in a statement.



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The Latest: PG&E says massive power outage is 'last resort'

The Latest: PG&E says massive power outage is 'last resort'Pacific Gas & Electric is defending its decision to shut off power to potentially millions of Californians to prevent deadly wildfires. PG&E wildfire safety expert Sumeet Singh says Tuesday night that the company’s decision to cut electricity to customers in 34 Northern and Central California counties is “a last resort” in the face of an unprecedented and sweeping wildfire risk from hot, dry weather and gusty winds. Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier said residents should be outraged by the largest preventive outage in state history.



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UPDATE 4-U.S. judge defers ruling on PG&E $350 mln bonus plan

UPDATE 4-U.S. judge defers ruling on PG&E $  350 mln bonus planA U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether to approve a PG&E Corp plan to pay up to $ 350 million in bonuses to 10,000 employees, saying he wants more details from the California power producer that is facing bankruptcy following last year’s wildfires. Judge Dennis Montali of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco set April 23 as the next date for a hearing on the plan, saying he wants PG&E to give him a “tutorial” on it. The plan covers 2019 and takes the place of a previously proposed 2018 bonus program that the California power provider scuttled after criticism from wildfire victims and their lawyers.



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PG&E: Company equipment 'probable' cause of California fire

PG&E: Company equipment 'probable' cause of California fireSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. inched closer to taking responsibility for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, saying Thursday it is "probable" that one of its transmission lines sparked the blaze last year that killed 86 people and destroyed most of the city of Paradise.



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