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Judge Threatens to Force PG&E to Hire More Tree Trimmers

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Thursday threatened to force Pacific Gas & Electric to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California and adhere to a requirement imposed after the utility's nat...
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Study: Alien Grasses Are Making More Frequent US Wildfires

WASHINGTON — For much of the United States, invasive grass species are making wildfires more frequent, especially in fire-prone California, a new study finds. "I would not be surprised at all if invasive grasses are playing a role in the current fires but I...
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Anger Rises as PG&E Imposes More Blackouts

SANTA ROSA — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without ele...
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Fire Erupts as Californians Hit With 2nd Round of Blackouts

GEYSERVILLE — A Northern California wildfire exploded in size early Thursday amid dangerous winds that prompted PG&E to impose electrical blackouts to prevent fires. Authorities ordered the entire community of Geyserville to evacuate after the fire in t...
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Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs on Aging Power Lines

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California's deadliest recent fires, knew for years that dozens of its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or ...
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Gov. Newsom Criticizes PG&E’s Plan for New Board

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. plans to remake its board of directors with hedge fund financiers and people who have little experience in utility operations and safety, and he urged the utility's l...