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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Federal Judge Demands Answers From PG&E Over Wildfire

A federal judge overseeing utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric’s conduct in the wake of a criminal conviction for a 2010 pipeline blast that leveled a neighborhood demanded answers about the utility’s safety protocols on Tuesday amid liability concerns for the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.

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