Catherine Sandoval was quoted in a Reuters article which also ran in the New York Times about PG&E’s liability and possible bankruptcy if it is held responsible for fatal wildfires in 2018 and 2017, and the possibility of the utility becoming state-owned as a result.

“State ownership would not necessarily result in better maintenance of the utility’s distribution system, said Catherine Sandoval, a professor at Santa Clara Law School and former CPUC commissioner.

“If you change to municipal control without changing the underlying dynamics of the maintenance and operation of the utility and its transmission network, you haven’t really solved the problem,” Sandoval said.”