Pacific Gas and Electric Company's planned bankruptcy might derail its investments in wildfire prevention. Even though wildfire liabilities are the reason behind next week's expected filing, experts tell the San Francisco Chronicle the bankruptcy judge will probably limit the money PG&E spends on the safety program the company created last year. But a PG&E representative disputes that, saying the utility expects the process will assure access to pay for infrastructure and critical safety efforts. Fire experts say the real problem is communities allowing homes to be built in fire-prone areas and they consider the focus on PG&E a distraction.
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