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A new state department targets California’s infrastructure

Aged wooden power poles and high voltage infrastructure. (Photo: Virrage Images, via Shutterstock)

This summer, California created a department dedicated to stopping its strained electric grid from causing more catastrophic wildfires, and come the new year the fledgling bureaucracy will add a questionably mapped labyrinth of underground cables and pipes to its list of concerns.

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