trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/QTVMTdJacM-h7JJdX3XEuw2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Four Calif. counties decide not to file charges against PG&E over 2017 wildfires

Essential Energy Insights - June 11, 2020

Webinar Replay

Deep Dive on Oil & Gas for Financial Institutions

Essential Energy Insights - May 28, 2020

Essential Energy Insights - May 14, 2020


Four Calif. counties decide not to file charges against PG&E over 2017 wildfires

District attorneys for Napa, Humboldt, Sonoma and Lake counties in California decided not to file criminal charges against Pacific Gas and Electric Co., or PG&E, in relation to the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California.

"After an extensive review, each office determined that insufficient evidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [PG&E] acted with a reckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessary to sustain criminal charges," the district attorney's offices said in March 12 statement.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in June 2018 determined that the utility's equipment contributed to 12 wildfires and forwarded that information to relevant county district attorneys' offices for review. Following their review, the district attorneys said it was difficult to prove that PG&E failed in its duty to remove trees because the possible location of the physical evidence were decimated by the fires.

Despite this development, the PG&E and its parent PG&E Corp. are still facing federal criminal probation and are defendant in many private civil cases related to the wildfires. The companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 29, citing billions of dollars in potential liabilities from the wildfires.