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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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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. H...
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Newsom Proposes Wildfire Spending and a 911 Fee

COLFAX — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged fresh investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve their communication during emergencies and a fee to fund an update for the state's 911 syste...

PG&E Credit Rating Slashed to Junk Status by S&P

NEW YORK — S&P slashed PG&E's credit rating to junk status as the utility grapples with the political and financial fallout from costly and deadly wildfires in California. The ratings agency cut the ...

Is Bankruptcy Near for Reeling PG&E?

SAN FRANCISCO — California's largest power company is getting battered in midday trading Monday on reports that it's considering bankruptcy protection in the face of potentially crippling liability damages from...
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Official: California Must Mull Home Ban in Fire-Prone Areas

SACRAMENTO — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire P...