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What's Happening in the San Lorenzo Valley


PG&E’s Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings are Extremely Hazardous

The only way for PG&E to prevent wildfires is to turn off the power. Enhanced Vegetation Management failed (costing billions and destroying over a million trees since 2018), only reducing ignitions by 7%. PG&E also instituted the Public Safety Power Shutoffs in 2018 that, after the first disastrous experience, were preceded by a warning to the impacted customers. To avoid PSPS, PG&E has turned…

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The Truth about PG&E’s Role in the Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire was the largest (non-complex) fire in California and the second largest in US history. Suppression alone cost over 650 million dollars. A person convicted of the felony of causing a fire must go to prison and pay a fine. Here is the CAL FIRE report detailing PG&E’s complete failure to remove the tree and respond to the…

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2018 Carr Fire

Achieving Wildfire Safety: Southern California Edison vs Pacific Gas & Electricity

PG&E vs Southern California Edison (SCE)— PG&E fails to provide a safe, reliable system in contrast to SCE. Since the terrible fires statewide in 2017, there has been enormous pressure on utilities, especially the three largest Investor-owned Utilities (IOUs) that provide electric power to much of the State and (unlike Municipal Utilities) are guaranteed a profit. PG&E is very skilled…

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County Supervisors Get Letter from Commission on the Environment

People Speak in Favor of a New PG&E Agreement During Public Meeting The County Commission on the Environment (COE) voted unanimously to send a letter to the Board of Supervisors containing information from the VWC Environmental Committee’s presentation on July 26th about the potential new PG&E Franchise Agreement, along with supporting documents. At the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors…

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