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Storms Boost Sierra Snowpack to 98% of Seasonal Average

PHILLIPS STATION — California officials say January storms have pushed the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 98 percent of average to date, which is good news for state water supplies. The California Department of Water Resources said Thursday that the snowpack is ...
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California Wants Faster Way to Cut Wildfire Risk

SACRAMENTO — California wildland managers said Tuesday that they want to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to slow wildfires that have devastated communities in recent years. After the deadliest...
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PG&E Files for Bankruptcy Amid Wildfire Lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., the nation's biggest utility, filed for bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday in a bid to relieve itself of some of the billions of dollars in damages it could face...
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PG&E: Judge’s Proposals for Fire Risk Could Cost up to $150B

SAN FRANCISCO — Proposals by a U.S. judge to prevent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing more wildfires would endanger lives, could cost as much as $150 billion and would interfere with the work of federal and state regulators, the utility sa...
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Newsom Vows Energy Will Flow Despite PG&E Bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in Califo...
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PG&E, Facing Colossal Liability, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly California wildfires. "The Chapter 11 process allows us to work with these many constituents in one court-supervised foru...
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Trump Tweet: No Emergency Funding for California

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest management practices. However, local and state Republicans in California ...