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[REGIONAL NEWS] California Lawmakers give utilities a backstop on wildfire liability

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

wooded area of Northern California ravaged by a 2015 wildfire that was started by a Pacific Gas & Electric power line. The utility, which has filed for bankruptcy, has estimated its wildfire liabilities at more than $30 billion/Credit Max Whittaker for The New York Times By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis | The New York […]

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As wildfire risk grows in the West, so does home building

Posted by   /  September 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal Along a scrubby mountain range on the northern rim of Los Angeles, a developer is planning to build a 188-unit luxury community in one of the state’s highest-risk wildfire zones. In the hills of San Diego County, 150 miles to the south, builders are planning a project […]

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