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One Of The Country’s Largest Utilities Is A Fiery Mess. How Can California Fix It?

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For the last 150 years, Pacific Gas & Electric has been playing political hardball to maintain its monopoly over California’s electricity. Last year, a PG&E power line ignited the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.

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