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CA lawmakers still drafting wildfire prevention legislation – what are the points of contention?




Burnt trees are seen along a hillside during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018.
Burnt trees are seen along a hillside during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018.
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The state legislature is deadlocked over how to respond to CA’s massive wildfires.

A 72-page draft bill deals with how much financial responsibility for fires falls on power companies. New tree and brush removal rules are also under debate. How should the state respond to historically large fires?

We’ll get the latest on the tick-tock.

We have reached out to PG&E. They have declined our request for an interview.

Guest:

John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @johnmyers