PG&E Faces Renewed Scrutiny After Devastating Camp Fire

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Pacific Gas and Electric crews repair power lines that were destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 21, 2018 in Paradise, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Emotions flared at last week's California Public Utilities Commission meeting in San Francisco as many people expressed anger at the possibility of another PG&E bailout. The commission renewed a call by CPUC President Michael Picker to open a new inquiry into PG&E’s corporate governance structures and unanimously approved a proposal that requires the company to adopt various safety measures. This comes after a federal judge demanded that PG&E detail any responsibility it may have had in sparking the Camp Fire, and as 35 families from Butte County are suing the utility. Forum gets the latest news on PG&E.


Marisa Lagos, reporter, KQED's California Politics & Government Desk; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown

Mark Toney, executive director, TURN: The Utility Reform Network