Demonstrators Protest PG&E At CPUC Meeting

Feb 1, 2019
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More tha a dozen protestors urged the California Public  Utilities Commission yesterday (Thursday) to prioritize fire victims over PG&E shareholders.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.


Now, reaction to PG&E's bankruptcy filing yesterday (Tuesday) from a state lawmaker who represents much of the Northern California area devastated by wildfires in 2017.  Democratic Senator Bill Dodd also authored last year's wildfire liability law that sought to stabilize PG&E's finances and avoid bankruptcy.  He originally favored a change in liability law backed by PG&E and former Governor Jerry Brown.  That proposal would have absolved the utility of liability for wildfires started by its electrical equipment - as long as it acted responsibly.  Dodd spoke with Capital Public


PG&E's bankruptcy continues to spur questions on how the path forward will affect California's electricity distriution, customers, and wildfire victims.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has some insights from experts familiar with the situation.

PG&E's announcement that it will file for bankruptcy is spurring some California lawmakers to question what the utility should look like when it emerges. KVCR’s Rick Dulock has more.

Pacific Gas & Eelectric customers in northern and central California could see their bills go up substantially if state regulators approve the utility's proposed rate hike.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The fight over whether PG&E is liable for last year's fires in Northern California is ongoing.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports that Cal Fire blames the utility for causing many of them.