The Camp Fire started on federal land. This rule would make PG&E clean up its power lines

The Camp Fire started on federal land. This rule would make PG&E clean up its power lines

September 30, 2019
The Sacramento Bee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking to make it easier for utility companies to remove dry brush and other vegetation near power lines running through forests, such as the PG&E lines on federal land that sparked the deadly 2018 Camp Fire.

The agency, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, announced a proposed regulation last week that would require utilities to specify their plans for clearing brush and other vegetation around power lines that run through national forests. The regulation also would demand that utilities provide a timeline for brush-clearing projects.

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