PG&E

Gov Brown's Culpability For Spreading Wildfires

Governor Brown may not have lit the match that set off the recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa, but he has responsibility for failing to clear the tinder that spread the flames.
 

PGE Lobbyist Cherry Gets Immunity, Bad for Brown?

Pacific Gas and Electric executive Brian Cherry, whose prolific emailing exposed a corruption ring at the Public Utilities Commission,  has received immunity from the US government as it prosecutes its case against PG&E for obstruction of justice in the wake of the San Bruno gas explosion in 2010.
 

PG&E's Gift That Keeps On Giving

A century ago, Governor Hiram Johnson declared that publicly-traded electric and gas utilities had taken over California state government.

PG&E's Cherry On Top As Gov't Witness, Dominos to Fall On Brown?

Here’s a news flash that’s probably causing a lot of sleepless nights among Governor Brown’s inner circle: The central figure in the PUC corruption scandal, PG&E lobbyist Brian Cherry, is now a witness for the US government, in the case against PG&E over the San Bruno explosion.
 
Before the federal case against PG&E over San Bruno was delayed, the witness list turned over by the Justice Department included Cherry as one of its own witnesses. 
 

Vive La Corporation

During Governor Jerry Brown’s days in Paris attending climate negotiations, he called for nothing less than a revolutionary shift away from “this heavy commodification of our entire existence.” What drives that commodification, he said, is individualism and oil. What’s needed is “a life not based on oil, and a life not based on so much emphasis on the individual as opposed to the common good.”
 

Protected by the Government, Utilities and Insurance Companies Reap Profits

Civic engagement is easy if your sources of revenue and profit are protected by the government.
 

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