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STATEMENT: KHANNA RESPONSE TO PG&E’s MASS POWER OUTAGE IN CALIFORNIA

October 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Khanna issued the following  statement in response to PG&E’s decision to shut power off for hundreds of thousands of customers across California.

“It’s completely unacceptable for customers in the heart of the technology revolution to be subjected to this mass electricity outage. I support efforts to minimize the potential for horrific wildfires, but this is not how it should be done. PG&E has paid out millions in bonuses and neglected vegetation management for years. We need investment in smart grids and localized power generation, and bring our power grid into the 21st century. There’s no excuse for this kind of neglect.”

 

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About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.