Zythryn wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Oilpan4 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:53 am
Wow, it's like they're turning California into a 3rd world country.
This is the sum result of virtue signaling obsessed politicians who don't know anything about forestry, power transmission infrastructure or the environment trying to save said environment.
I don’t believe the blame lands anywhere than with PG&E for the run down condition of their infrastructure.
If you want another target for blame, blame the lawsuits after the camp fire. Not saying the lawsuit was undeserved, but that PG&E may have taken the wrong lesson from it.
More like the only lesson they could, which is that they can't afford any more fire liability. But this is on their backs, for cutting back on routine tree-trimming and other maintenance, that combined with the effects of the drought, led to the horrific wildfires of the past few years. I suspect the state government will be likely to pay much closer attention to make sure utilities actually adhere to required trimming intervals from now on, assuming PG&E actually survives bankruptcy this time (unlike this one, the Enron one wasn't their fault), and isn't simply taken over and made a non-profit. Given that their reputation with the public, after the San Bruno gas explosion and the recent fires, was already in the crapper, and this outage while necessary will cost businesses a lot of money, I'm not at all sure that they will survive as an IOU.
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