California lawmakers listen to testimony about financial liability for electric utilities when their equipment causes wildfires on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has backed a proposal to soften the liability standard as California confronts a longer and more destructive fire season. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
California lawmakers listen to testimony about financial liability for electric utilities when their equipment causes wildfires on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has backed a proposal to soften the liability standard as California confronts a longer and more destructive fire season. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper) Jonathan J. Cooper AP
California lawmakers listen to testimony about financial liability for electric utilities when their equipment causes wildfires on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has backed a proposal to soften the liability standard as California confronts a longer and more destructive fire season. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper) Jonathan J. Cooper AP

If utilities don’t get help on wildfires, California could be in another energy crisis

July 30, 2018 12:00 PM