Camp Fire and PG&E bankruptcy

Ben Ehrenreich in the Nation Magazine: “In August, as fires raged through Northern California, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution to ‘welcome’ donations from the fossil-fuel industry, reversing a ban it had voted in two months earlier. This would be corrupt and cynical in the best of circumstances, even if the status quo wasn’t literally in flames.”

Wes Venteicher and Sophia Bollag in the Sacramento Bee: “As California wildfires grew, so did PG&E lobbying spending. An end-of-the-year bump put PG&E among the top lobbying spenders of the last legislative session, according to disclosures filed Thursday.”