California drops wildfire utility legal responsibility safety…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to protect electrical utilities from some monetary legal responsibility for wildfires.

Napa Democratic Sen. Invoice Dodd tells the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday that there wasn’t sufficient time earlier than the legislative session ends Aug. 31 to review and go the difficulty.

He says “it was a troublesome struggle … so we’re pivoting.”

The proposal by the Democratic Brown drew criticism that it might give utility corporations an excessive amount of safety with out making certain they safely preserve tools.

Lawmakers raised issues about Brown’s plan at an Aug. 9 listening to on the proposal as a part of a committee set as much as tackle wildfire points.

Present California regulation holds utilities chargeable for injury from fires ignited by their tools even when they’ve adopted security guidelines.


Info from: San Francisco Chronicle,


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