Letters to the Editor

PG&E fine is idiotic

PG&E will pay $1.6 billion for the 2010 San Bruno explosion. Doesn’t PG&E’s revenue come almost entirely from selling gas and electricity? How is it possible for PG&E to pay this except from revenues coming from those of us who buy gas and electricity from PG&E?

Is this fine as idiotic as the EPA levying a fine on a federal government agency, such as the Navy or NASA? Fining a government agency means the taxpayers pay the fine.

Won’t California consumers of gas and electricity pay PG&E’s fine through our utility bills? If not, where will PG&E get the money to pay the fine?