Join the Reclaim Our Power coalition at a press conference and hearing where San Francisco Supervisor Connie Chan will lead a resolution calling on Governor Newsom to #CancelPGE and initiate Golden State Energy, “a democratic alternative to California’s utility nightmare!”
Newsom has approved a plan to give PG&E permission to continue operating as it emerges from bankruptcy court. Environmental justice groups say this would be a “License to Burn.” They point out that a federal judge found PG&E responsible for causing “at least 31 wildfires, burning nearly 1.5 million acres, destroying nearly 24,000 structures and killing 113 Californians.”
Chan’s resolution calls on Newsom not to issue the planned certificate allowing PG&E to continue operating, and instead, to follow the process put in place by the bankruptcy court: to declare PG&E a failure and begin plans to create a new public benefit corporation, Golden State Energy, to take its place.
Reclaim Our Power writes:
“We need a new energy future, beyond PG&E, one that centers the lives of the Black, brown, disabled, low income, and other communities punished the most by this deadly, dirty, extractive, expensive energy utility.
“San Francisco Supervisors are joining with Reclaim Our Power to lead the way toward a safe, reliable, affordable,