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Capitol Chat: PG&E Bankruptcy Updates And California’s Response To The Shutdown

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, who famously took on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the 1990s, stands with wildfire victims and speaks outside the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Sacramento.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

PG&E’s plans to file for bankruptcy are being met with pushback from consumer advocates, including famous watchdog Erin Brockovich, who gave a speech this week in Sacramento demanding that the utility pay damages to those affected by recent wildfires.

Meanwhile, the ongoing government shutdown is prompting California officials to step into the vacuum left by absent federal funding.

CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joined Beth Ruyak to parse these stories' impact on the Golden State.

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