- Aug 16, 2019 1:45 pm GMT
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A California utility blamed for some of the state's most devastating recent wildfires failed to clear away thousands of trees that posed a threat to power lines, according to a report from a court-appointed monitor that was made public Wednesday.
In a report submitted to a federal judge last month, monitor Mark Filip said his team found more than 400 cases in recent months where Pacific Gas & Electric Co. contractors had failed to remove or trim hazardous trees, including three that were within a foot of or actually touching electrical lines, KQED News reported.
Lest you think this is a repeat of a story you've already read, note that this is the same issue but now confirmed via court records. Management at PG&E has a lot of explaining to do on this one