Federal Judge overseeing PG&E blasts the utility for recent wildfires

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PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. Photo credit: REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage.

“Does a judge turn a blind eye and let PG&E continue what you’re doing, let you keep killing people?” asked U.S. District Judge William Alsup in court on Wednesday. A day after PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection, the judge found the utility in violation of its probation for the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

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Guest:
Matthias Gafni - winner of Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 coverage of the Ghost Ship fire for the East Bay Times; currently a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle - @mgafni

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Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer