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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Wildfire Liability
Description: This list shows cases in which utility companies paid penalties of $25 million or more to resolve allegations that they helped cause wildfires by failing to properly maintain the area around their power lines.
Penalty Total since 2000$18,526,500,000
Number of Penalty Records: 16
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
PG&E Corp.$16,796,500,0007
Edison International$1,027,000,0004
Berkshire Hathaway$549,000,0002
Union Pacific$102,000,0001
Sempra Energy$27,000,0001
McKinsey$25,000,0001

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
McKinsey & Co.McKinseybusiness servicesutility safety violation2023private lawsuit-federal$25,000,000
San Diego Gas & ElectricSempra Energyutilities and power generationutility safety violation2012CA-SDCA$27,000,000
Pacific Gas & ElectricPG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2012USAO$29,500,000
Southern California Edison Co.Edison Internationalutilities and power generationutility safety violation2013CA-PUC$37,000,000
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyPG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2022CA-MULTI$55,000,000
Southern California EdisonEdison Internationalutilities and power generationutility safety violation2024USAO$80,000,000
Union Pacific Railroad Co.Union Pacificrailroadsutility safety violation2008USAO$102,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E)PG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2021CA-PUC$125,000,000
Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyPG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2023CA-PUC$150,000,000
PacifiCorpBerkshire Hathawaydiversifiedutility safety violation2023private lawsuit-state$250,000,000
PacifiCorpBerkshire Hathawaydiversifiedutility safety violation2023private lawsuit-state$299,000,000
Southern California EdisonEdison Internationalutilities and power generationutility safety violation2019private lawsuit-state$360,000,000
Southern California Edison Co.Edison Internationalutilities and power generationutility safety violation2021CA-PUC$550,000,000
Pacific Gas & ElectricPG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2019CA-MULTI$1,000,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E)PG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2020CA-PUC$1,937,000,000
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.PG&E Corp.utilities and power generationutility safety violation2020private lawsuit-federal$13,500,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.