California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
Outages were intended to be a last resort in PG&E's wildfire mitigation plan, but it has already used them twice during the first weekend of California's wildfire season.
Citing growing wildfire risk, the state's private utilities are attempting to increase their rates significantly.
Unless we change the way we hold corporations liable for their emissions, the costs of climate change will continue to burden the public.
The combination of a warming planet and rapid urbanization near wildlands has provided kindling with a spark.
Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don't pay the damages, someone else will.