1. PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, and Didn't Fix Them  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Newsom’s sweeping wildfire plan is on brink of passage  San Francisco Chronicle
  3. PG&E disputes report that it ignored warning signs before California wildfire  CNN
  4. PG&E's own documents make national headlines  KTVU San Francisco
  5. California is inexplicably racing to pass a badly vetted wildfire bill  Los Angeles Times
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Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that the utility has long been aware that parts of its 18,500-mile transmission system were dangerously outdated. That includes towers on the line that sparked last year’s deadly Camp Fire.Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that the utility has long been aware that parts of its 18,500-mile transmission system were dangerously outdated. That includes towers on the line that sparked last year’s deadly Camp Fire.

PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, and Didn’t Fix Them - WSJ

On Tuesday, PG&E (PCG) stock rose more than 6% during the early trading hours. The stock lost most of its gains and closed 0.7% higher.On Tuesday, PG&E (PCG) stock rose more than 6% during the early trading hours. The stock lost most of its gains and closed 0.7% higher.

California Utilities Are Upbeat, Wildfire Bill Moves Forward - Market Realist

AB1054 will dramatically change the way California deals with wildfires created by utilities. Instead of rushing the bill to Gov. Newsom’s desk, Sacramento needs to get it right. <p>AB1054 will dramatically change the way California deals with wildfires created by utilities. Instead of rushing the bill to Gov. Newsom’s desk, Sacramento needs to get it right.</p>

Editorial: AB1054 will change the way California deals with wildfires, so the Legislature needs to get it right - SFChronicle.com

“The wildfire/utility bill quickly winding through the CA Legislature includes gives PUC new oversight over ownership changes in utility assets. Cities exploring buying off parts of PG&amp;E say that's a barrier, @andrewboxford reports: https://t.co/Fxz9eDuowm”

Kathleen Ronayne on Twitter: "The wildfire/utility bill quickly winding through the CA Legislature includes gives PUC new oversight over ownership changes in utility assets. Cities exploring buying off parts of PG&E say that's a barrier, @andrewboxford reports: https://t.co/Fxz9eDuowm"

“In 2017, PG&amp;E estimated its transmission towers were an average of 68 yrs old. Their mean life expectancy was 65 yrs. The oldest towers were 108 yrs old. In 2018, a century-old line failed, sparking a wildfire that killed 85 and destroyed Paradise, CA. https://t.co/lHmL4s0ndj”

JM Rieger on Twitter: "In 2017, PG&E estimated its transmission towers were an average of 68 yrs old. Their mean life expectancy was 65 yrs. The oldest towers were 108 yrs old. In 2018, a century-old line failed, sparking a wildfire that killed 85 and destroyed Paradise, CA. https://t.co/lHmL4s0ndj… https://t.co/MuqusbfwRo"

“California utility PG&amp;E estimated in 2017 that its transmission towers were an average of 68 years old. Their mean life expectancy was 65 years. And yet it didn't make the needed fixes. Then one failed last year, sparking a deadly wildfire. https://t.co/nR1pB5xVqb”

russell gold on Twitter: "California utility PG&E estimated in 2017 that its transmission towers were an average of 68 years old. Their mean life expectancy was 65 years. And yet it didn't make the needed fixes. Then one failed last year, sparking a deadly wildfire. https://t.co/nR1pB5xVqb"

A report&nbsp;in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal says PG&amp;E's own documents describe that the utility knew full well of the bad condition of the electric transmission lines that wiped...A report&nbsp;in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal says PG&amp;E's own documents describe that the utility knew full well of the bad condition of the electric transmission lines that wiped out the town of Paradise and took the lives of 85 people last November.

PG&E's own documents make national headlines - Story | KTVU

A bill to reform the way California and its utilities cover the cost of wildfires is racing through the Legislature to meet an entirely manufactured deadline.A bill to reform the way California and its utilities cover the cost of wildfires is racing through the Legislature to meet an entirely manufactured deadline.

California is inexplicably racing to pass a badly vetted wildfire bill - Los Angeles Times

With Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. in bankruptcy amid billions of dollars in wildfire liability claims, some California cities are considering buying off pieces of the utility's assets and running parts of the power system on their own.With Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. in bankruptcy amid billions of dollars in wildfire liability claims, some California cities are considering buying off pieces of the utility's assets and running parts of the power system on their own.

California cities say bill harms plans for public utilities

PG&E reported in 2017 that more than 100 transmission towers needed repair or replacement on a century-old line blamed for the fire that wiped out Paradise last November, according to the Wall Street Journal.PG&E reported in 2017 that more than 100 transmission towers needed repair or replacement on a century-old line blamed for the fire that wiped out Paradise last November, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal: PG&E ignored repairs on aging power lines

(Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp. was ordered by a federal judge overseeing its probation to respond to a Wall Street Journal story claiming the utility knew its power lines could cause wildfires and failed to perform upgrades.PG&E “must provide a fresh, forthright statement owning up to the true extent” of(Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp. was ordered by a federal judge overseeing its probation to respond to a Wall Street Journal story claiming the utility knew its power lines could cause wildfires and failed to perform upgrades.PG&E “must provide a fresh, forthright statement owning up to the true extent” of

PG&E Judge Demands Response to WSJ Report on Faulty Lines

A report in the Wall Street Journal says Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California's deadliest recent fires, knew for years that its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them. A report in the Wall Street Journal says Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California's deadliest recent fires, knew for years that its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them.

PG&E ignored repairs on aging power lines

William Alsup, a U.S. district court judge in Northern California, is overseeing PG&E's probation after the company was convicted of safety-related violations following a natural-gas explosion that killed eight people in 2010.William Alsup, a U.S. district court judge in Northern California, is overseeing PG&E's probation after the company was convicted of safety-related violations following a natural-gas explosion that killed eight people in 2010.

The move is being touted as a way to stabilize California's electric companies, but some opponents call it a bailout.

Utility Wildfire Fund One Step Closer To Reality | myMotherLode.com