Judge overseeing PG&E’s probation links fires to power poles

The federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s criminal probation issued tentative findings Thursday that described woodlands containing PG&E power poles and lines as scenes of wildfires waiting to happen.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco is considering whether the state’s largest investor-owned utility mismanaged its equipment so badly that it sparked devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018. That could violate the terms of the probation PG&E is serving for its felony convictions on charges stemming from the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people.

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By |2019-02-05T12:06:28-08:00January 18th, 2019|Camp Fire, News, PG&E|0 Comments

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