In a court application, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court of the Northern District of California said…
In a court application, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court of the Northern District of California said that the power tool should also explain whether “relentless operation or maintenance of PG & E power lines” triggered some fires and respond to further questions about power cord safety and fires .
The company has until December 31 to send written answers to federal officials, the document says.
The order comes a few weeks after PG & E revealed in a regulation that “there was an interruption” on a broadcast line in Butte County about 15 minutes before Camp Fire broke out on November 8th.
In a statement, PG & E spokesman James Guidi said the company was aware of the court application.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, employees, entrepreneurs and the communities we serve. We are aware of the Court’s announcement and are currently reviewing. We continue to focus on assessing infrastructure so that we can restore the power if possible , and help our customers recover and rebuild, he says.
The company is currently under investigation after it has been found guilty of several charges including the obstruction of justice after some of the PG & E pipeline exploded in San Bruno and killed eight people and injured more than 50 others. The crime destroyed 37 homes.
In the wake of this event, the company was fined by $ 1.6 billion by regulatory authorities, paid hundreds of millions claiming victims and victims families, replacing hundreds of miles of pipes, installing new gas leaks technology and implementing nearly a dozen recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Last year, the tool was sentenced to five years of trial and ordered to pay $ 3 million in fines and run television and newspaper ads “publish the type of crime committed,” according to court documents.