PG&E Says Judge’s Fire Proposals Could Cost $150B

Proposals by a federal 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 said Wednesday in a court filing urging the judge not to impose the measures.

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PG&E Accused of Violating Probation With 2018 Wildfires

Trouble keeps mounting for utility Pacific Gas & Electric, as it was ordered Wednesday to appear in federal court to answer for its failure to disclose a $1.5 million settlement with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office to avoid criminal prosecution over its role in the wildfires that ravaged the area last October.

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PR Firm Accused of Paying Actors to Back Power Plant

Electricity supplier Entergy New Orleans claims in court that a Virginia-based public relations firm hired actors instead of recruiting supporters to speak at public meetings in favor of a proposed power plant, spurring a costly investigation into whether the utility knew its backers were paid.

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