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PG&E bills will go up next year pay for wildfire protections


( ) -q-20- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “reduce wildfire risk.”

About 16 million people in California will pay higher electric and gas bills next year.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Some consumer advocacy group say it is better to install a protective covering over power lines. They say protective coverings are cheaper and don’t not take as long to install.

VERBATIM: The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to increase the typical bill for Pacific Gas & Electric customers by more than $32 per month. Much of that increase will pay for burying power lines in areas that are at high risk for wildfires. PG&E says burying power lines is the best way to reduce wildfire risk.

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