Consumer Watchdog Calls For Investigation Into PG&E, Other Utilities Over Power Shutdowns

By Staff Reporters, KABC TV-7 Los Angeles, CA

October 17, 2018

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Consumer Watchdog is calling for an investigation into Pacific Gas & Electric and other utilities that shut off power to thousands of customers this week due to high winds.

The group said shutdowns shouldn't be allowed unless firefighters determine there is a concrete wildfire threat in a specific location.

If utilities maintain their equipment and vegetation surrounding it, their liability in wildfires would be drastically reduced, the group said.