PG&E Agrees to Pay Out $1 Billion for Role in NorCal Wildfires

HeadlineJun 19, 2019

In California, Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to pay the town of Paradise, Butte County and other surrounding municipalities $1 billion for its role in destructive wildfires in Northern California, including last year’s record-breaking Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned the town of Paradise to the ground. Last month, California fire investigators concluded that PG&E was to blame for the Camp Fire, which started after electrical transmission lines ignited dry vegetation in at least two spots.

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