Tuesday, December 10, 2019
On Friday, Pacific Gas & Electric announced a $13.5B settlement with victims of multiple wildfires alleged to have been started by the company's negligence. Dozens of people died in those fires and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed. The settlement "will cover claims stemming from some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history, including the 2018 Camp Fire and the 2017 Tubbs Fire. A federal bankruptcy judge needs to approve the accord before it becomes final." Derek Hawkins at WaPo has the story.