Let's Own PG&E

It's time to take California's energy utility into public ownership.

PG&E is a profitable disaster. California deserves a utility run for people, not profit. The solution is to take it out of the hands of investors and put it in the hands of the public and PG&E's workers.

A Profitable Disaster

PG&E has cost California billions in property damage and lives lost, but at every turn, its investors are bailed out. It's a cycle that will continue until we stop it.

2010

San Bruno Explosion

Registering 1.1 on the Richter scale, this gas pipeline explosion was caused by PG&E's negligence, killing eight people and leveling 38 houses.

2017

North Bay Fires

PG&E's equipment was implicated in 12 of the 13 wildfires that hit counties in and around Santa Rosa, all while claiming that fires like these are the "new normal."

2018

Camp Fire

Escalating from the previous year, PG&E's negligence led to the deadliest wildfire in California history and the worst in the US in a century, claiming nearly 100 lives and causing $16.5 billion in damages with a fire large enough to be visible from space.

The Disaster Magnates

William D. “Bill” Johnson
CEO, president, board member, and corporate lawyer
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Nora Mead Brownell
Chair of the Board and Lobbyist
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Richard R. Barrera
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Cheryl F. Campbell
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Kristine M. Schmidt
Board Member and Lobbyist
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Jeffrey L. Bleich
Chair of the Board and Lobbyist
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Fred J. Fowler
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Dominique Mielle
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Alejandro D. Wolff
Board Member and Lobbyist
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Meridee A Moore
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Frederick W. Buckman
Board Member and Vulture Capitalist
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Michael J. Leffell
board member and vulture capitalist
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Eric D. Mullins
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Richard Kelly
Board Member and Fossil Fuel Executive
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Let's Own PG&E

The solution is to bring Pacific Gas and Electric into public ownership, making it democratically accountable to the people of California and its workers.

No Bail-Outs

PG&E investors and executives should not receive bail-outs and must pay for the disasters caused by their for-profit mismanagement.

Public and Worker Ownership

For safety, clean energy, affordability, and good union jobs, PG&E should be brought under state control as a public utility with partial worker ownership.

A Green New Deal

We demand both state and federal Green New Deal programs that generate public mobilization toward a just, clean economic transformation.

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The Model

Publicly owned utilities aren't new; in fact, they're the norm. See how other utilities operate and how they can serve as a model for a publicly owned PG&E.

Benefits of Public Ownership

An energy utility owned by its workers and the public is what California needs. We have a lot to benefit from.

Join the Movement

Let's Own PG&E is a campaign from various California chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). DSA is united with the No PG&E Bailout coalition of environmental justice organizations to make public ownership of PG&E a reality. Join us.