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Governor Brown’s utility wildfire plan faces skeptical legislators

Governor Brown’s utility wildfire plan faces skeptical legislators



2018-08-10T01:09:24+0000

“Why should we reduce their liability and expect that they’d do more?” asked Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to end strict financial liability for utilities whose power lines spark wildfires received a skeptical response Thursday from state legislators, some of whom bristled at anything resembling a bailout of the companies. At a joint legislative committee hearing to consider the...



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