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California Officials Protest Judge’s Plans To Impose Strict Fire-Safety Rules On PG&E

Sacramento Bee-

California officials Monday protested a federal judge’s plan to impose strict wildfire-safety rules on PG&E this summer, saying the plan could cause massive and potentially dangerous disruptions to electric service.

The Public Utilities Commission said U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s proposal would also interfere with multiple state agencies’ efforts to develop a wide-ranging fire-safety plan for PG&E. The PUC said it has “exclusive jurisdiction to regulate the safe and reliable operation of the electric system.”

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