The latest in a series of lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas and Electric for the North Bay firestorm incorporates many of the findings reported by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit. “There has been an organizational failure,”said Frank Pitre, who joined a team of well-known attorneys in announcing a new round of legal suits over the firestorm that destroyed some 8,000 structures and left 43 dead.
Pacific Gas and Electric was forced to make “trade-off decisions” between keeping rates affordable for consumers and spending more money to cut its wildfire risk, one official said in a regulatory filing submitted two years before the North Bay firestorm. “Risk cannot be completely driven out of PG&E’s – or any – business,” Janaize Markland, a PG&E risk manager, stressed in May 2015 as she described the company’s risk assessment practices to the state Public Utilities Commission.
Eight cadets say they are victims of racist abuse and hazing at the San Francisco Fire Academy, according to a letter they wrote to the city’s fire chief obtained by NBC Bay Area News Friday. “We are the men of color of this 123rd Probie class and all we want is to work hard and graduate earning the Firefighter badge for the City of San Francisco,” the recruits say in the 18-page letter they sent to Chief Joanne Hayes-White this week.
Two years ago in a regulatory filing, PG&E said it was forced to make "trade-off decisions" between raising consumer rates and spending more money on wildfire risk. https://t.co/xo8iwJPFtP via @nbcbayarea
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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