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by Jeff St. John
October 18, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric’s decision to black out the grid for millions of its customers last week has come under fire from all quarters of California, from Governor Gavin Newsom and top lawmakers and regulators, to millions of Northern California residents left in the dark, both literally and figuratively, by the bankrupt utility.

But amid all this condemnation, it’s hard to argue with the fundamental premise of PG&E's decision.