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If PG&E started the wine country fires, they should pay. Don’t blame climate change. Read more here

Thursday, April 12, 2018  
Posted by: The Sacramento Bee
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My wife and I almost died in last year’s wine country fire. Like our neighbors, we lost nearly everything we owned in the blaze. More than 6,000 homes were destroyed, 44 people died and more than 200,000 acres were scorched, causing billions of dollars in damage. Now all of us who suffered are about to get burned again if PG&E gets its way at the Capitol.

PG&E is suspected of igniting the inferno by failing to properly maintain its equipment and remove trees too close to its power lines. It’s not the first time. Last April, the Public Utilities Commission hit PG&E with an $8.3 million fine for failing to maintain a power line that started the Butte Fire two years earlier, in which two people died and 549 homes were destroyed...Continue Reading.

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