Lafayette residents ready to confront PG&E over trees

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) -- Lafayette residents say they're ready to confront PG&E over trees the utility company claims need to be cut for pipeline safety.

In March of 2017, PG&E made an agreement with Lafayette to cut down nearly 300 trees, most of them oaks, as part of its gas pipeline safety project.



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The utility says the trees are dangerously in the way, even though many have been here for a 100 years, long before the 70 year old pipeline.

Residents with the group called Save Lafayette Trees have raised a whole host of issues they say pose a greater threat to the pipeline than the trees.
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