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从永不妥协到并肩战斗,埃琳·布罗克维奇与太平洋燃气电力公司结盟

环保人士布罗克维奇发表声明,支持太平洋燃气电力公司的一项因其输电线路故障导致野火的受害者补偿计划。

2015年2月17日,美国环保人士埃琳·布罗克维奇在澳大利亚布里斯班史丹福酒店举办的一次拍摄活动中摆造型。图片来源:JAMIE HANSON—NEWSPIX/GETTY IMAGES

或许这是头一回,埃琳·布罗克维奇与太平洋燃气电力公司(PG&E Corp.)站在了同一条战线上。

布罗克维奇因成功地在法庭打赢针对这家加州公用事业巨头的水污染官司而知名,这场战斗后来被拍成了奥斯卡获奖电影,由朱莉娅·罗伯茨主演。但在12月12日,布罗克维奇发表声明,支持太平洋燃气电力公司的一项因其输电线路故障导致野火的受害者补偿计划——这一和解计划可以帮助这家电力巨头避免在明年破产。

太平洋燃气电力公司引用了布罗克维奇的声明,该公司正在抵挡来自纽约的对冲基金埃利奥特管理公司的批评,该公司还高调推出了一项针对太平洋燃气电力公司的竞争对手重组计划,并警告说该公司的和解计划将危及其公司的长远健康。埃利奥特和太平洋投资管理公司,正带领着一批债券持有者,提出了向太平洋燃气电力注入200亿美元现金的方案,以换取该公司几乎所有的资产。

而作为太平洋燃气电力公司重组计划的一部分,该公司同意向野火受害者支付135亿美元。该协议仍需经加州州长加文·纽森姆以及破产法庭的同意。

“这一重组以及与所有受害者和解的计划议案,符合州长制定的目标。”布罗克维奇在声明中说,“最重要的是,及时地为野火受害者提供公平和恰当的补偿。这一做法,也将让公司可以持续达成州气候目标和清洁能源目标。”(财富中文网)

译者:宣峰

Perhaps for the first time ever, Erin Brockovich and PG&E Corp. are on the same side.

Brockovich is best known for her success fighting the California utility giant in court over water contamination, a battle later depicted in an Academy Award-winning film starring Julia Roberts. But on December 12, she voiced support for a plan by PG&E to compensate the victims of wildfires ignited by its power lines -- a settlement that could help the power company emerge from bankruptcy next year.

PG&E distributed Brockovich’s statement as it was fielding criticism from the New York hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., which is pitching a rival restructuring plan for PG&E and has warned that the company’s proposal jeopardizes its long-term health. Elliott and Pacific Investment Management Co. are leading a group of bondholders offering to inject as much as $20 billion in cash into PG&E in exchange for almost all of the company’s equity.

As part of PG&E’s restructuring plan, the company agreed last week to pay $13.5 billion to wildfire victims. The deal still needs approval by California Governor Gavin Newsom and the bankruptcy court.

“This proposed plan of reorganization and settlements with all the victims meet the Governor’s goals that he’s laid out,” Brockovich said in the statement. “First and foremost, they will fairly and justly compensate wildfire victims in a timely manner. This approach will also enable the company to continue to help meet the state’s climate and clean energy goals.”

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