In the five years leading up to the fire, the CPUC found that PG&E committed more than 400 safety violations. Each time, instead of fining PG&E, it let it off with a warning.
It was the CPUC’s job to keep the public safe from PG&E. The CPUC failed to do that job. The CPUC has never adequately explained why it let PG&E slide for so many years.
Michael Peevey has been at the helm of the CPUC since 2002. Instead of stepping down, he has now appointed himself to lead the investigation against PG&E.
Is it any wonder that the public has no trust in the regulators?