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Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom accepted big dollar donations in 2018 from the utility company now being vilified for shutting off large sections of the state’s electricity grid to avoid sparking wildfires. Newsom and his allies took $208,400 from Pacific Gas and Electric during his run for governor before the public utility began controlled […]

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

American Lung Association Urges Residents Throughout California to Protect Their Lungs During Continued, Devastating Wildfires 

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2019) – As fires continue to rage across California, the American Lung Association reminds those in, or within several hundred miles of affected areas, to follow all advice and directives given by local authorities and to follow these important tips on how best to protect families’ lungs throughout this dangerous […]

San Jose mayor joins push to break up PG&E

San Jose mayor joins push to break up PG&E

By Chris Reed The political pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the California Public Utilities Commission to break up Pacific Gas & Electric has grown rapidly since PG&E ordered power outages from Oct. 9-12 that affected more than 2 million people in response to the fire threat posed by heavy winds. The utility […]

Gov Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control As California Goes Dark, Wildfires Spread, And Gas Prices Spike

Gov Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control As California Goes Dark, Wildfires Spread, And Gas Prices Spike

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning citizens that they could be in for a long weekend as the state’s public utility announced Saturday plans to shut down huge sections of the electric grid. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s move could black out an estimated 940,000 homes and businesses in parts of […]

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility blamed for many of […]

Utility customers will pay $10.5 billion for California wildfire costs under bill sent to Newsom

Utility customers will pay $10.5 billion for California wildfire costs under bill sent to Newsom

By TARYN LUNA Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign legislation Friday to overhaul how the state pays for utility wildfire damage — a complex bill the governor championed and moved swiftly through the California Legislature this week at Wall Street’s urging. The bill’s passage was a political victory for the governor, but some questioned whether […]

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter.   PG&E, California’s largest utility, is reportedly considering shutting off power to as much as an eighth of Californians during times of high fire danger. PG&E’s service area covers 5.4 million people in fire-prone areas. The utility might initiate a blackout to keep its electric lines from sparking and starting fires during […]

American Red Cross Receives $273,000 Donation From Macy’s for California Wildfire Relief

American Red Cross Receives $273,000 Donation From Macy’s for California Wildfire Relief

After wildfires devastated communities in northern and southern California, the American Red Cross has received a $273,000 donation from Macy’s to fund wildfire relief and recovery efforts in California. A check presentation will be held at the Thousand Oaks Macy’s in the women’s department at 590 W. Hillcrest Drive at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February […]

Bankrupt California Utility Shedding More Than $40 Billion Worth of Green Energy Contracts

Bankrupt California Utility Shedding More Than $40 Billion Worth of Green Energy Contracts

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter   Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) may shed more than $40 billion worth of power purchase agreements after the California utility was driven into bankruptcy by liabilities for sparking deadly wildfires, The Wall Street Journal reports. PG&E wants the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco to rule whether the company must honor […]

Red Cross Receives Nearly $300K Donation From Macy’s for Wildfire Relief

Red Cross Receives Nearly $300K Donation From Macy’s for Wildfire Relief

After wildfires devastated communities in northern and southern California, the American Red Cross has received a $273,000 donation from Macy’s to fund wildfire relief and recovery efforts in California. A check presentation will be held at the Thousand Oaks Macy’s in the women’s department at 590 W. Hillcrest Drive at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February […]