PG&E, DOJ Reach $14.8M Deal Over Calif. Fire

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 2:56 PM EDT) -- The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $14.75 million to settle federal claims over a 1999 blaze that scorched more than 11,000 acres of forest in Northern California.

The settlement is the second-largest forest fire recovery in U.S. Forest Service history, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday in announcing the agreement.

“This substantial settlement reflects the value we all place on such treasures as the Tahoe and Plumas national forests,” said Lawrence Brown, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California,...
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