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Bill seeks to Reduce Wildfire Risk from Downed Power Lines

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by downed power lines. The bill requires electric utilities to adopt comprehensive policies and procedures for proactively de-energizing power lines during extreme weather. “This last fire season underscored the need to think innovatively and proactively about fire prevention,” said Senator Dodd. …

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Senator Dodd responds to Wildfire Investigation Findings

Following the announcement by Cal Fire today that investigators determined the cause of 12 wildfires in Northern California to be related to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement: “It’s disappointing and deeply concerning that alleged violations of state law led to devastating fires across my district,” Senator …

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