PG&E A HISTORY OF NEGLIGENCE
PG&E’s long history of mismanagement and neglect has caused deadly wildfires, gas leaks and explosions, in which people were killed and billions of dollars in property was destroyed. A sampling:
PG&E may try to shift fire liability
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | June 8, 2018
As Pacific Gas & Electric Co. braces for the possibility that its power lines will be named by investigators as the cause of the North Bay wildfires, the utility’s legal strategy appears to involve trying to spread the blame for billions of dollars in fire losses on local governments.
PG&E Guilty In 1994 Sierra Blaze / 739 counts of negligence for not trimming trees
SFGATE | June 20, 1997
A Nevada County jury found Pacific Gas and Electric Co. guilty yesterday of a pattern of tree-trimming violations that sparked a devastating 1994 wildfire in the Sierra.
PG&E gets maximum sentence for San Bruno crimes
The Mercury News | January 26, 2017
SAN BRUNO — A federal judge Thursday sentenced PG&E for crimes linked to the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, imposing the maximum fine of $3 million and branding the utility as a convicted felon.
California Regulators Fine PG&E $8.3 Million For Deadly Butte Wildfire
NBC Bay Area | April 26, 2017
Regulators say they have fined Pacific Gas and Electric Co. $8.3 million for failing to maintain a power line that sparked a massive blaze in Northern California that destroyed 549 homes and killed two people.
PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires
The Mercury News | October 10, 2017
As the first reports came in Sunday night of numerous fires that would grow into one of the most destructive wildfire disasters in California history, emergency dispatchers in Sonoma County received multiple calls of power lines falling down and electrical transformers exploding.