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California’s 2020 legislative session: The ‘wild, Wild West’ of bills targeting PG&E

January 8, 2020

PG&E’s sweeping public safety power shut-off program provoked widespread criticism from lawmakers, regulators and customers in 2019, after millions of Californians were left without electricity for days. But the utility, which has six months to resolve its wildfire liabilities and exit bankruptcy under legislation passed by California last year, maintains that the shut-offs are in the best interest of customers in high fire-threat areas.

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