San Francisco Chronicle (June 11, 2018)

Editorial: PG&E doesn’t deserve a bailout

The latest damning revelations about Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s role in a dozen Wine Country wildfires should extinguish any attempt to preemptively pardon the company. With every completed fire investigation pointing to PG&E equipment, and criminal probes proceeding in two-thirds of them, the lobbying to limit the company’s liability looks even more inappropriate than it did before. ...

Despite Cal Fire’s conclusions, PG&E maintained that its “overall programs met our state’s high standards.” ... Given the gathering evidence to the contrary, lawmakers should look to protect the public from PG&E instead of rushing to rescue the company from itself.

LAWMAKERS SHOULD LOOK TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM PG&E INSTEAD OF RUSHING TO RESCUE THE COMPANY FROM ITSELF.
— San Francisco Chronicle Editorial, June 11, 2018