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PG&E Says It’s Falling Behind on Court-Ordered Fire Safety Work

April 26, 2019, 1:44 PM

PG&E Corp. said it’s behind on certain deadlines for inspections, repairs and tree-clearing work designed to reduce wildfire risks in northern California this year.

The state’s largest utility said circumstances beyond its control, such as a rainy winter and permitting requirements, were making it difficult to inspect some of its power transmission and distribution lines.

As a result, some completion dates for fire-prevention work are being pushed back, the company told a federal judge who’s supervising its criminal probation for safety lapses related to its gas pipelines.

PG&E is facing intense scrutiny over its operations after filing for bankruptcy in...

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