Can PG&E Be Trusted to Not Start a Fire This Summer?

13 min
A man walks past a PG&E sign. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

PG&E is under pressure to not spark a wildfire this summer. A federal judge overseeing the investor-owned utility's probation case is demanding they take prevention measures. This week, PG&E presented its wildfire safety plan to state regulators, which includes cutting back trees, replacing power poles, installing weather stations, and shutting off power when it’s hot, dry and windy. But PG&E says these plans are costly. And, the question of who will pay for it all, lingers as does PG&E's bankruptcy case.

Guest: Dan Brekke, news reporter and editor for KQED