State regulators have approved plans by California's largest utilities aimed at limiting future wildfires sparked by their equipment. The vote comes after two years of catastrophic, utility-caused fires that have devastated parts of California. On Thursday, all five members of the California Public Utilities Commission gave their blessing to wildfire prevention plans crafted by PG&E and the state’s other two large utilities. We'll discuss the plans and their projected impact on communities.
Plan Approved to Shut Down Power to Prevent Wildfire Disasters
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New plans approved by the California Public Utilities Commission mean planned power shutoffs during wildfire season. (Wako Megumi)
Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host of KQED's Political Breakdown podcast
Lisa Pickoff-White, data reporter and senior producer, KQED