Sean B. Hecht is the Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice, at UCLA School of Law.

In this article on if utility companies can survive with wildfire risks. Hecht said, “The amount of liability is massive. It’s massive because climate change is making fires burn faster and hotter. … It’s also massive because we have more people living in areas that are more vulnerable. And it’s also because utilities don’t do as good a job as they ought to of maintaining all of their lines.”