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Hawaiian utility under scrutiny in deadly Maui fires

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2023
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Hawaii’s largest power company is under scrutiny in relation to the deadliest United States wildfire in modern history, facing allegations that its negligence and inaction fueled the disastrous blaze. A new lawsuit filed this week accuses the utility, Hawaiian Electric, of failing to take proper steps to remedy its power lines after a fire in 2019, including taking actions to shut down its power lines ahead of intense weather conditions to prevent them from emitting sparks and catching fire. BIDEN TO TRAVEL TO MAUI TO MEET WITH FIRST RESPONDERS AND...

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