Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
San Diego Gas & Electric
Current Parent Company: 
Sempra Energy
Penalty: 
$27,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 12, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

SDG&E agreed to pay $27 million in settlement of alleged liabilities to the City of San Diego for its role in starting the Witch Fire, which caused losses to the city from emergency response costs, loss of lease revenue, damage to structures including the city reservoir, and ecological damage.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
San Diego (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
San Diego
Facility City: 
San Diego
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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