Public utility

The nation’s 10 largest utilities spent about $1 billion on charitable giving from 2013 to 2017, a move critics say is meant to shape policy decisions.
The utility company, which started the 2018 Camp Fire, recently agreed to the fine and to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
State Sen. Scott Wiener wants to make the electric utility publicly owned after its equipment caused deadly wildfires and created massive blackouts.
The utility company shut off power to over 2 million people over the weekend as part of its fire prevention efforts.
As many as 209,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers may lose power in an effort to prevent wildfires.
There is an alternative to the current flood of crocodile tears over the death of written communication. We could return to the social compact that regarded mail service as something to be paid for by the people who benefit from it most.