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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 5:00 pm

A state regulator says it is time to review and rethink power-line management in light of the two large wildfires currently burning in Northern New Mexico, both sparked by downed electric lines.

Valerie Espinoza, District 3 commissioner with the Public Regulation Commission, said she thinks this is a good time to bring together all the stakeholders affected by downed power lines. She says that would include private property owners, federal and state agencies, utilities and the PRC. “We need to join forces and do some brainstorming,” Espinoza said.

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