Wall Street Journal: PG&E knew power line responsible for Camp Fire posed wildfire threat

A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that PG&E knew about that the power line that sparked the Camp Fire posed a wildfire threat, years before the fire broke out.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 12:02 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 12:02 PM

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don't forget to stay hydrated today. skies are clear for the start of your thursday and we'll be staying sunny today. temperatures have stayed a bit warmer overnight. valley aresa are starting out in the 60's to low 70's this morning, and mountain areas are in the high 40's to mid 50's early today. coming up, i'll let you know how much hotter we're going to get as we head towards your weekend. a new accusation this morning aimed at pg&e... a report by the wall street journal claims that pg&e*knew-- for year* that the power line that sparked the camp fire-- posed a wildfire threat. but instead of repairing that line.. the energy giant placed it low on the list of priorities.. and chose to fix other lines instead... the journal says-- in 2017 pg&e company documents show that more than 100 transmission towers on the century-old caribou-palermo transmission line needed repair or replacement. a judge demanded that pg&e respond the the report. in a statement pg&e said-- the utility disagrees with the journal's conclusions but says it is is quote "taking significant actions to inspect, identify, and fix" safety issues.##### we now have the name
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