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California, San Bernardino, Keith Gillis discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

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Fifty nine in San Bernardino, currently sixty two along the coast in Long Beach and eleven seventeen California's largest utility has faced the wrath of a federal judge just one day after filing for bankruptcy largely because of because of huge lawsuits blaming its equipment for starting major wildfires at a hearing this morning. The judge told lawyers for Pacific Gas and electric. He does not believe that safety is really the company's top priority. Like it should be. Among other things. The judge said the utility should have spent a lot more money to cut down or trim trees. It might fall onto its power lines and trigger fires during today's session. The judge heard arguments about an order. He's proposed that would force PG to remove or trim all the trees in the area or high winds could knock them into electric lines. Cal fire or the state board of forest raven. Veiled plans to streamline environmental rules enforced is to help prevent devastating wildfires. The head of the board. Keith Gillis says there will now be just a single review before approvals for cutting back forest and sitting controlled burns changes that reflect the evolution of the awareness of the gravity of the problem. The will of the state and desire of the state to do something about it and the evolving science, what these changes are expected to be challenged in court by environmental groups, but it's been Trump, of course, has repeatedly criticised California's forest management saying it has increased wildfire risk. A record. Breaking Arctic chill is setting in across the midwest today leading to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations school closures and even a suspension of mail delivery in some areas of concerned about keeping homeless people. Save during this deep freeze, very dangerous conditions, this activist and Chicago trying to provide some more and shelter. The homeless in that city on the buses. They.