PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

08 Décembre, 2019, 17:54 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • PG&E cut power to over 450,000 residents throughout Northern California saying the conditions could spark even more deadly fires

The settlement would allow PG&E to come out of bankruptcy protection before a government deadline set for next June, the company said in a statement. Payments will be available for families who lost property and whose relatives died in the 2018 Camp Fire, the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, the 2017 Tubbs Fire, and the 2015 Butte Fire.

Utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric announced a $13.5 billion settlement agreement to resolve all claims associated with several Northern California wildfires that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of businesses and homes.

The settlement will require approval by a bankruptcy court before it can proceed.

"With this important milestone now accomplished, we are focused on emerging from Chapter 11 as the utility of the future that our customers and communities expect and deserve", Chief Executive Officer Bill Johnson said in a statement. PG&E's leadership team has heard those calls for change, and we realize we need to do even more to be a different company now and in the future. "We recognize we need to deliver safe and reliable energy service every single day-we're determined to do just that". PG&E Corporation and the Utility also routinely post, or provide direct links to, presentations, documents, and other information that may be of interest to investors at http://investor.pgecorp.com, under the "Chapter 11", "Wildfire Updates" and "News & Events: Events & Presentations" tabs, respectively, in order to publicly disseminate such information.

State fire investigators have tied PG&E transmission lines to the Camp Fire in California in 2018, which killed 85 people in the vicinity of the town of Paradise.

Watch Crisis On Infinite Earths online
Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, the 12-issue Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series ran from 1985 until 1986. Supergirl recently revealed that Lex obtained recruited by the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to help save the Multiverse.

Le doublé de Bensebaini fait gagner Mönchengladbach contre le Bayern (Vidéo) — International
A noter que Corentin Tolisso a été contraint de céder sa place à à la 19e minute, victime d'une blessure à la cuisse gauche. Face au Bayern Munich , le club de la Basse-Rhénanie s'est imposé (2-1) contre le Bayern Munich , dans les arrêts de jeu.

Lady Gaga : Elle veut des bébés bientôt !
L'occasion pour l'artiste de 33 ans de faire un peu le point sur sa carrière, mais aussi et surtout sur ses envies pour l'avenir. Depuis le début de sa carrière, Lady Gaga n'a jamais réellement pris le temps de se reposer.

An aging tower where a worn hook broke and helped ignite the fire had not been subjected to a climbing inspection since at least 2001, the report said.

In most cases the 2017 and 2018 fires were blamed on power lines, and two attorneys representing more than 5,000 Northern California fire victims hailed the settlement.

PG&E filed for bankruptcy this year and has already settled with insurers and local authorities.

"We remain deeply sorry about the role our equipment had in this tragedy, and we apologise to all those impacted by the devastating Camp Fire". Lawsuits there claimed PG&E did not monitor or inspect and fix electrical equipment that provided the warehouse with power.

In addition, PG&E is among the utilities looking into technology-based solutions to the pressing problem of wildfires, which have become increasingly destructive for a number of reasons that include climate change, a major contributor to vegetation drying and becoming more combustible.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Juice WRLD dead at 21
Juice Wrld's main label profession was simply beginning after he almost climbed to the highest of the charts in 2018. Following his break-out success past year Interscope signed the rapper for $3 million.

Hyderabad: NHRC to conduct spot inquiry at encounter site
The court directed that the video be handed over to Mahabubnagar district judge, who in turn will submit the same to the bench. Sajjanar further claimed the police warned the accused and asked them to surrender but they continued to fire.

Trump's lawyer exposes Obama administration meddling in Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelensky has been reportedly advised to decline meeting with Trump's lawyer during the latter's stay in Kiev. Giuliani and the OAN crew in Budapest were two former Ukrainian officials who have been supportive of Mr.

Will Smith performs in Times Square 'sleepout' to address homelessness
Entertainer Will Smith performed a bedtime story for more than 1,000 sleep-out participants braving the cold in Times Square. Thousands of people have camped out overnight as part of a global effort to raise cash to tackle homelessness.

Tom Brady's future with the Patriots isn't up to him, dad says
If the Patriots win the Super Bowl this season, it will be a lot harder for the Patriots to part ways with Brady. That's Brady as the "H" and Winovich as the "I", flanked by former Ohio State players Nate Ebner and John Simon.

Manchester City fans bombard United players with objects
The defending champions are 14 points off the pace after a 2-1 loss. It's sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that. He should not be allowed back into a ground.

United States considers sending thousands more troops to Middle East to deter Iran
While Trump quickly blamed Tehran (Iran's capital), Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels took the responsibility of the attack. This obviously reveals a conflict between the president and his generals on what to do about Iran's increasing aggression.

Disney warns Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker effects could cause seizures
According to the posters, there'll also be a special guest appearance from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director, J.J. You'll probably have to load into a proper Battle Royale match if you want to see the scene yourself, but fear not.

Phil Spencer y joue déjà — Projet Scarlett
Le but serait de dépasser les 10 téraflops avec la Xbox Scarlett, alors que la Xbox Lockhart se contenterait de 4 téraflops. Bien évidemment, ces chiffres ne seraient pas définitifs et pourraient changer en cours de route.

Everton vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report
Everton ended last season in promising fashion with one defeat from their final eight games and six clean sheets during the run. Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro , Mourinho said: "I'm not anxious with that".