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May 18, 2024

San Bruno pipeline explosion

PG&E
Dixie Fire Finding Inopportune for PG&E
Cal Fire concluded that a tree falling on a PG&E power line started the Dixie Fire, potentially affecting PG&E's bid to exit federal probation Jan. 25.
National Forest Service
California PUC Opens Investigation of Utility Safety
The California PUC began investigating the safety practices of gas and electric utilities under its jurisdiction to head off disasters.
Wildfire Liability, Criminal Charges Cloud PG&E Outlook
PG&E faces criminal charges and wildfire liabilities not included in last year’s bankruptcy settlement, company officials said in an earnings call.
Judge Orders PG&E to Improve Line Inspections
The judge in charge of PG&E’s criminal probation imposed new conditions requiring the utility to do better to avoid starting wildfires.
California PUC to Examine Gas Safety, Reliability
The California PUC launched an examination of the state’s natural gas infrastructure and the rules governing it for the first time in 16 years.
Disasters Prompt California Rate Case Change
The California Public Utilities Commission decided to extend the general rate case cycle for the state’s investor-owned utilities from three years to four.
PGE Probed by Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, SEC
PG&E Corp. came under criticism from a federal judge, who ordered its new CEO and board members to view the scene of the devastating Camp Fire.
Judge Postpones Strict Probation Conditions for PG&E
A judge delayed his decision to impose new probation conditions on Pacific Gas and Electric in its criminal case for the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion.
PG&E Cleared in Fire that Burned Santa Rosa
California fire investigators said Pacific Gas and Electric was not responsible for the Tubbs Fire, a blaze that leveled parts of Santa Rosa in 2017.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
CPUC Expands Probe into PG&E Practices After Deadly Fire
The California PUC will open a new phase of investigation into PG&E’s practices as the utility faces allegations that its equipment ignited the Camp Fire.

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