The Latest: Activists Object To PG&E Reliance On Blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A consumer advocacy group says it’s disappointed with Pacific Gas & Electric’s proposed wildfire prevention plan. The Utility Reform Network says PG&E’s main proposal to shut power during wildfire threats should be an emergency response only rather than a major tenet of the utility’s strategy. Spokeswoman Mindy Spatt says plunging customers into darkness when wildfire danger is high is a risk to public safety. Spatt says PG&E should make improving the safety of its equipment and training of its workers more of a priority than it appears the utility has done. PG&E filed its plan with the California Public Utilities Commission and a federal judge on Wednesday


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