FIRE - POWER - MONEY
With California’s wildfires growing deadlier and bigger than ever, ABC10 examines the connection between wildfires, PG&E and its influence on California politics.
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SEASON 5: COMING IN EARLY 2023
Fire - Power - Money: Season 4
For over four years, ABC10's award-winning Fire - Power - Money team has been at the forefront of covering California's wildfire crisis, the danger of PG&E's power lines, and how the company avoids accountability.
'SECRETS OF THE CAMP FIRE: REVEALED': After fighting for the public’s right to know, ABC10 is releasing thousands of pages of grand jury records: the most detailed account of PG&E’s crimes in the 2018 Camp Fire.
(Premiered September 28, 2022)
'HOW PG&E STARTED THE DIXIE FIRE': PG&E delays and safety failures sparked the Dixie Fire. Prosecutors say they could have convicted PG&E but opted for a monetary settlement due to California’s lax laws on corporate crime.
(Premiered June 10, 2022)
'UNEXPLAINED DEATH AT PG&E': Solano County mishandled the death of PG&E worker in the LNU wildfire. Evidence was destroyed. A family wants answers. Solano Sheriff Tom Ferrara refuses to answer questions about failures his deputies openly acknowledge.
(Premiered May 22 and 23, 2022 as two episodes)
'WHO'S BEHIND PG&E'S BAILOUT?': California taxpayers spent $9.6 million on private attorneys who wrote a law protecting PG&E’s profits from wildfire damage. State records reveal the law firm had represented PG&E for years.
(Premiered March 27, 2022)
ALSO AVAILABLE: 'In wildfire crisis, California's government protects PG&E' | Season 4 Special: A look at the major findings of Season 4 as well as new insight from victims and experts.
(Premiered December 17, 2022)
Fire - Power - Money: Season 3
'CAN PG&E BE REHABILITATED?': Despite repeatedly violating the terms, PG&E is set to get off of federal criminal probation on January 26, 2022. Survivors of PG&E disasters want the judge to intervene.
(Premiered December 9, 2021)
'SECRETS OF THE CAMP FIRE': ABC10 obtained 1,500 pieces of photo and video evidence used to convict PG&E of 85 felonies in the Camp Fire, but thousands of pages remain sealed by court order.
(Premiered November 9, 2021)
‘MORE THAN A BAILOUT’: Documents reveal how Gov. Gavin Newsom protected PG&E and helped the power company avoid accountability.
(Premiered August 10, 2021)
'THE FRENCH LAUNDRY CONNECTION': Gov. Newsom brokered a bankruptcy plan that prioritized PG&E, French Laundry friend’s clients over PG&E fire victims.
(Premiered August 11, 2021)
'THE PG&E POLICE': INVESTIGATION: Governor Gavin Newsom’s office ‘micromanaged’ PG&E’s independent state regulators
(Premiered August 12, 2021)
RELATED: Investment bankers charged California taxpayers $180,000 in travel while crafting PG&E bailout | Fire - Power - Money
Fire-Power-Money: Season 2
'IT WAS A CRIME': California's largest power company guilty of deadly crime.
(Premiered Oct 29, 2020)
'CRIMINAL THINKING': Why does PG&E keep causing deaths? Experts explain.
(Premiered Nov 12, 2020)
'KILLER CORPORATION': Inside PG&E's criminal investigation.
(Premiered Nov 19, 2020)
READ MORE: State officials harmed PG&E Camp Fire criminal investigation, Butte County prosecutors say
'WHISTLEBLOWER': California whistleblower says PG&E free of consequences.
(Premiered Dec 3, 2020)
'BLOOD MONEY': California politicians and campaigns got $2.1 million from bankrupt, guilty PG&E.
(Premiered Mar 2, 2021)
READ MORE: ‘Blood money' | California politicians and campaigns received $2.1 million from bankrupt, guilty PG&E
'RUN TO FAILURE': Investigation shows PG&E knew old power line parts had 'severe wear.'
(Premiered Feb 16, 2021)
READ MORE: ABC10 Investigation: PG&E knew old power line parts had ‘severe wear’ months before deadly Camp Fire
'JUNK SCIENCE': PG&E made shutoff decisions based on 'junk science.'
(Premiered Feb 2, 2021)
'PG&E: Politics and crime': ABC10’s investigation found California politicians kept taking money from PG&E after the company pleaded guilty to 84 felony manslaughters.
(Premiered April 26, 2021)
ALSO AVAILABLE | California wildfires: How PG&E continues to avoid accountability
The season two FIRE – POWER – MONEY special combines the major findings of ABC10's award-winning investigation into the connection between wildfires, PG&E, and its influence on state politics as California’s wildfires continue to worsen.
Fire - Power - Money: Season 1
'CONTROLLING OUR WILDFIRES': How to control California fires--scientists explain.
(Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as "Fire")
'PG&E, FIRE AND POLITICS': California power company influences politics despite causing fires.
(Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as "Power")
'CALIFORNIA'S BURNING CRISIS: How California fires are going to cost us all.
(Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as "Money")
Fire - Power - Money Extra: 'The New Normal'
Before FIRE - POWER - MONEY there was 'California Wildfires: The New Normal,' ABC10's 10-part series that took a hard look at the growing mega-fire crisis that since has become a part of everyday life across the Golden State.
Episode 1, 'Escaping Paradise,' premiered on Dec. 10, 2018
Episode 9, 'The New Normal,' premiered on Dec. 15, 2018.
CLICK HERE to watch all 10 episodes.