Having paid to shareholders money it was supposed to use on wildfire remediation and prevention, PG&E now says it can’t get the work done unless it raises rates.  The CPUC is going to let them.

PG&E’s unrelenting quest for profits is what got us into this mess

PG&E asked the bankruptcy judge to approve bonuses to its employees totaling $130 million.  We objected, arguing that “every dollar PG&E pays out to its executives in bonuses is a dollar the victims who were burned out by those executives don’t get.”

While sympathetic to our argument, the bankruptcy judge ruled that, under the

Judge Alsup ruled that PG&E violated the felony probation imposed upon it after the San Bruno explosion. While PG&E says safety is its number one priority, the judge said that is untrue.  Rather, PG&E’s number one priority seems to be profits.

In 2017 alone, PG&E was responsible for starting 17 wildfires that destroyed thousands of