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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 […]

California Lawmakers Traveled to Hawaii During Wildfires

California Lawmakers Traveled to Hawaii During Wildfires

William Davis | Contributor As wildfires ravaged their state throughout the month of November, prominent California lawmakers took a trip to Hawaii with representatives from utility companies, according to a Fox News report published Monday. Top officials from the Golden State took their annual retreat to the Fairmont Kea Lani resort on Maui, where they […]

Judge Blames California Wildfires on Negligence, Not Climate Change

Judge Blames California Wildfires on Negligence, Not Climate Change

David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief   United States District Court Judge William Alsup is “tentatively” blaming poor maintenance of power lines as the cause of California’s deadly wildfires, not climate change. Alsup made the ruling Thursday in a San Francisco federal court, NBC News reports. He was ruling on the actions of the Pacific Gas and […]

Murder Charges, Sell-off or Bankruptcy are all on Table for California’s Biggest Utility after Deadly Wildfires

Murder Charges, Sell-off or Bankruptcy are all on Table for California’s Biggest Utility after Deadly Wildfires

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California’s largest electric utility, faces a range of consequences as a result of deadly wildfires that ravaged the state. In the past two years, California has been hit with a number of destructive wildfires — resulting in a high number of deaths. One […]

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . California’s largest utility could face murder charges or manslaughter charges if found responsible for sparking recent, deadly wildfires around the state, according to the state attorney general. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California’s federal district court warning that the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric […]

Trump Takes Steps to Prevent Catastrophic Forest Fires, Including More Logging

Trump Takes Steps to Prevent Catastrophic Forest Fires, Including More Logging

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . President Trump issued an executive order allowing agencies to do more to prevent massive wildfires. The order came one day after Trump signed GOP-backed wildfire legislation. Wildfires have burned more than 8.5 million acres this year. President Donald Trump moved forward with policies aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires […]

Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   An in-depth investigation found that federal, state and local governments were aware of California’s vulnerability to wildfires, but failed to take the necessary steps to prevent its devastation. California residents have recently been forced to deal with some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. Over the course of a […]

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people. An investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission found that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had […]

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