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When 'Public Safety' Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires

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"The less power you shut-off, the more narrowly targeted the shut-offs are, the higher the fire risk is... It's going to take a lot of time and money to fix that problem," said Tod Nordhaus, the founder of the Breakthrough Institute.

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