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California fire victims want utility liability law to remain

Victims of California's deadliest wildfires joined politicians on Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to stop trying to overhaul liability laws on wildfires......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 11th, 2018

California’s $442 Million Fire Budget Is Exhausted—and Needs $234 Million More to Keep Fighting

As the state scrambles for more resources, California wildfire victims claim hundreds of million in losses. California wildfires have scorched the state this summer, and the costs continue to mount. California’s fire agenc.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 6th, 2018

California lawmakers give utility a reprieve amid fire cases

California lawmakers voted to give a reprieve to Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and took steps toward reducing years of secrecy surrounding police misconduct on the busy final day of the two-year legislative session......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 1st, 2018

California Passes Bill to Rescue Utility Facing Fire Costs - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCalifornia Passes Bill to Rescue Ut.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 1st, 2018

California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 18th, 2018

Facing $17B in fire damages, a CEO blames climate change

California utilities probably won’t get much of a break from lawmakers who are evaluating liability laws that expose the companies to billions in potential damages from last year’s wildfires......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 17th, 2018

California utility posts nearly $1 billion fire-related loss

Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday reported a nearly $1 billion loss for the second quarter of 2018 due to clean-up, repair and legal costs related to wildfires that raged across Northern California last fall......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 26th, 2018

PG&E Slides as California Assigns Fire Blame

Shares of utility PG&E are sliding today after Cal Fire Cal-Fire said 12 of the more than 170 wild fires in Northern California last October were caused by the utility's electric power and distribution lines, conductors and the failure of power poles......»»

Category: blogSource: barronsJun 11th, 2018

New law makes retailers share liability for misclassified truck drivers at California ports

A new state law attempts to resolve one of the l.....»»

Category: topSource: latimes3 hr. 16 min. ago

A firefighter killed in California"s largest wildfire in state history was hit by an 87-foot tree that got uprooted in a fire-suppressant drop that went wrong

REUTERS/Fred Greaves A firefighter lost his life battling the largest fire in California history last month in a ser.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

Giant pension fund under fire for hiring CEO without a degree

Marcie Frost did not claim to have a college degree when she applied to lead the California Public Employees' Retirement System in 2016. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 14th, 2018

US" biggest pension fund under fire for hiring a CEO without a college degree

Marcie Frost did not claim to have a college degree when she applied to lead the California Public Employees' Retirement System in 2016. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 14th, 2018

California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

A California utility is vowing to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 10th, 2018

New wildfire tears through drought-stricken forest as California reels from its biggest fire in state history

AP Photo/Noah Berger The Delta Fire in Northe.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 8th, 2018

Northern California Wildfire Closes Major Highway and Threatens Homes

Northern California Wildfire Closes Major Highway and Threatens Homes The Delta fire erupted Wednesday in a canyon along the Sacramento River about 250 miles north of San Francisco and by Thursday m.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsSep 7th, 2018

California drought and fire mean Portugal"s gain

Fruit and vegetable growers from California, Europe, and South America are quietly moving operations to an artificial lake district in Portugal, a watery oasis as climate change drives drought and wildfire elsewhere. Matthew Larotonda reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 30th, 2018

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) Regulations Are Hurting This Value Stock

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) Regulations Are Hurting This Value Stock The benefits of utility stocks are that they are regulated monopolies, with no competition. But in California, PG&E (NYSE:PCG) has had to suspend t.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 28th, 2018

Fire erupts near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California (TSLA)

Fire crews responded to a fire that erupted near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on Thursday afternoon. Local news media showed an unidentified building engulfed in flames. The Fremon.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 23rd, 2018

As California firefighters battled the state"s largest wildfire, Verizon throttled their data

A Northern California fire department says Verizon slowed its wireless data speeds to a crawl last month, rendering some of its high-tech tracking equipment almost useless as firefighters battled the largest wildfire in state history......»»

Category: topSource: moneyAug 22nd, 2018

Calif. fire dept. joins net neutrality lawsuit after Verizon cuts data

A California fire department that’s repeatedly had its mobile data speeds throttled by Verizon while responding to wildfires, rendering devices virtually unusable, has submitted its experience as .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 22nd, 2018

Firefighters say Verizon throttled cell data, impacting Calif. wildfire efforts

A legal filing by a California fire chief says Verizon slowed the speed of the Santa Clara County fire department’s data plan during the wildfire crisis. KPIX's Betty Yu reports......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 22nd, 2018