Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pacific Gas & Electric
Current Parent Company: 
PG&E Corp.
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
June 18, 2020
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

In Butte County Superior Court, PG&E agreed to plead guilty to more than 80 counts of manslaughter in connection with a 2018 forest fire blamed on the utility's faulty maintenance of transmission lines. The company agreed to pay a $3.5 million criminal fine and $500,000 in costs.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Butte
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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