California Utility Seeks Help in Paying Wildfire Victims

Utility faces up to $30 billion in damages from lawsuits

 

In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. California lawmakers pushing for a bill to let a troubled utility company issue tax exempt bonds to pay past wildfire claims are struggling to get the proposal moving as the legislature winds down. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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