PG&E's Road to Bankruptcy

16 min
PG&E's Metcalf Transmission Substation southeast of San Jose. (Craig Miller/KQED)

PG&E says it has no choice but to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and that it's going to file papers around Jan. 29. A lot of things led to this: from deregulation in the 1990's, to the fatal San Bruno explosion in 2010 that put the utility on probation to the 2017 and 2018 deadly wildfires in Northern California. And it brings up the question of who should ultimately be responsible for the cost.

Guests: Lisa Pickoff-White, KQED data journalist, and Marisa Lagos, KQED senior politics reporter