Wednesday, March 20, 2019

State Highlights: PGE Knew About Likelihood Of Flaws That Led To Calif. Fires, Report Says; San Francisco Proposes Sweeping Limits On E-Cigarette Sales

Media outlets report on news from California, Washington, Wyoming, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

The New York Times:
How PGE Ignored California Fire Risks In Favor Of Profits

Tower 27/222 looms almost 100 feet tall in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a hunk of steel that has endured through 18 United States presidents. The transmission lines that it supports keep electricity flowing to much of California. On the morning of Nov. 8, a live wire broke free of its grip. A power failure occurred on the line, affecting a single customer. But 15 minutes later, a fire was observed nearby. Within hours, flames engulfed the region, ultimately killing 85 and

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