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Regulatory agency rebuffs citizens group

Hills with vegetation removed around powerlines.
Vegetation removed around powerlines in Redwood Valley.

February 22, 2022 — A state regulatory agency rebuffed a local group’s complaint about PG&E cutting around power lines last month. The California Public Utilities Commission told the Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council that the work around the powerlines on Road A off of Highway 20 “is not in violation of the rules or regulations of the CPUC,” and that the program reduces the risk of fire.

Dolly Riley, chair of the Redwood Valley MAC, detailed the journey of the rural neighborhood’s attempt to get the utility to use some other means to increase safety.