MALIBU—Edison and the California Public
Utilities Commission (CPUC) has reached a $37 million settlement over the
Edison power lines that fell in October 2007, causing the Malibu Canyon Fire.
During the hearing for the fire, Edison admitted to being in violation of the law since they had not taken the necessary action to prevent the overload of its poles by third party telecommunications equipment. In addition, it was also reportedly discovered that there was a replacement pole which did not follow the regulations of the state regulatory agency safety guidelines.
This settlement was reportedly the third and last settlement in regards to the Malibu Canyon Fire. In September 2012, a $12 million settlement was reached with AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. Another settlement involved $14.5 million with Next-G Communications Inc.
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