PG&E Bankruptcy: How We Got HerePG&E Bankruptcy: How We Got Here

KQED has been providing comprehensive coverage of the massive utility's ongoing woes, from fallout after the fatal San Bruno gas pipeline explosion of 2010 to the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in modern California history.

Pacific Gas and Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2019, the company's second bankruptcy.

A firefighter stands in front of a fire in the forest holding a water hose.

Fire Officials Find PG&E at Fault for the Second-Largest Wildfire in California History

Cartoon: an annoyed judge is overshadowed by a hulking PG&E character who is tangled in power lines and fire debris. The PG&E character says, "don't be so hard on yourself, judge. I've learned a lot about safety..."

A Corporate Criminal Consoles the Judge

A jet air tanker flies over smoky hillside and power lines during 2019 Kincade Fire.

Frustrated With PG&E Denial of Wildfire Charges, Judge Raises Possibility of Extending Probation

Cartoon: half the sun is shrouded with a tarp as a PG&E spokesman tells a woman "trust us, it'll help low-income people," as a CPUC character holds a ladder. Houses with solar are in the background.

What Is More Equitable Than the Sun?

Power lines backlit by a bold orange sunset.

PG&E Shutoffs Are Still Affecting Thousands. When Can They Expect to Get Power Back?

A forest burns in a fire, with particularly bright flames from the top of one falling tree. An American flag flies, not yet touched by the flames.

Hedge Funds Cash Out Billions in PG&E Stock. Fire Survivors Suffer and Wait

Marybel Batjer's head is visible on a raised, wooden dais with a nameplate.

Top Utility Regulator Tasked With Overseeing PG&E Resigns

Orange flames burn a car and home, illuminating smoke against a black foreground of trees and brush.

PG&E Charged With Manslaughter in 2020 California Wildfire That Killed 4

Climate Change Is Killing Trees, and They're Toppling Onto Power Lines