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Friday, October 18, 2019

PG&E Corp.'s chief executive said Friday that it could take as long as 10 years for the company to improve its electric system enough to significantly diminish the need to pull the plug on customers to reduce the risk of sparking fires. Bill Johnson, who joined the company in May, made the disclosure at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing where the panel's president, Marybel Batjer, sharply criticized the company's "inadequate execution" of a shut-off in which it turned off power to large portions of Northern California.

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"We won't keep the lights on for you!

This is Tom Bodett for Motel Moonbeam."

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-18 09:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

LOL

You mean ...

This is GavinNewsome from Hotel California!

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-18 10:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What does California, Venezuela, and North Korea have in common?

Before candles, they all used electricity!

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-18 10:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So instead of risking another debilitating lawsuit, PG&E chose to shut down their lines.

And you blame the left.

Interesting.

And, for the cherry on top, we learn OCUSER lives rent free in MACKRIS' head.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-18 10:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#4 Posted by STOCKER

You only see things at the surface, its ok ...

Do you believe PG&E doesn't have regulations to adere to, that they spend enormous amounts of money on?

Do other states have the same issue?

Why not?

Do some research get back to us.

we learn OCUSER lives rent free in MACKRIS' head.

Well I did comment about his thread title, so I felt he deserves respect.

Given your following me thread to thread demanding I answer a deflection ...

The only person living rent free is ME.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-18 10:24 PM | Reply

"STOCKER"

Wow, I can't address your comments or threads at all now without being labeled a stocker.

How convenient for your avoidance of legitimate questions.

Risking the continued label of stocker (oh me oh my!) I'll ask again and maybe you'll finally address the following with a sincere answer:

Three years in to a Republican presidency that happened to have full control of government for two of those years without a single indictment against either Clinton or any of their cronies.
Why is that, MACKRIS?

Further, as a response to your most immediate posted quote, why are you not "angry" that Hillary nor Bill have been brought to justice while the one party in power holding full power to levy said justice has refused to do so?

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-18 10:34 PM | Reply

Or...

Any Twosome Newsom turns the lights out on Mattress's bungalow.

:>)

#7 | Posted by madscientist at 2019-10-19 07:25 AM | Reply

Go buy a generator

Or is that "moonbeams" fault as well?

I didn't know PG&E was "moonbeam" owned

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-10-19 09:55 AM | Reply

On a dark night lit only by candlelight a child asks, "Mommy what did you use for light before the socialists came to power? "Electricity" she answers.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-10-19 10:53 AM | Reply

#9 awww look, somebody got there new talking points.

Of course you idiots blame government instead of the company who's negligence led to this.

They had to please investors and did so by cutting corners. Isn't capitalism grand?

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-19 12:36 PM | Reply

Good for PP&L

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-19 12:36 PM | Reply

#8 it isn't. But it's Nulli, so realitycomes second to his bitter whining about a place he's apparently forced to live in.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-19 12:46 PM | Reply

"So instead of risking another debilitating lawsuit, PG&E chose to shut down their lines."

Thanks, Capitalism!

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-19 02:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In first world states the power company can trim the trees away from the lines. In the socialist paradise of California the environmental wackos won't allow it.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-10-19 07:05 PM | Reply

Hoping FAM's daddy's basement and Fake Lawyer's double wide will be effected by this.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-19 07:25 PM | Reply

Why? Who hurt you that you're so angry? Who hurt you?

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-10-20 11:12 AM | Reply

"So instead of risking another debilitating lawsuit, PG&E chose to shut down their lines."
Thanks, Capitalism!
#13 | Posted by snoofy

No sno. Thank al, the lawyers for getting filthy rich from last year's fires.

Tell me how the chicoms would have handled it.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-20 12:02 PM | Reply

The company had the money to put the lines underground but chose to give bonuses and raises to executives and dividends to shareholders. Customers are just collateral damage.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-21 02:07 AM | Reply

'Tell me how the chicoms would have handled it"

Better, tell us how anyone takes any of your posts seriously. What an idiot. Total, complete idiot.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-21 02:09 AM | Reply

Thank you capitalism!

Instead of improving it's electrical grid, PG&E paid c-suite bonuses, dividends and stock buybacks.

Now they are afraid their outdated grid will cause fires that will lead to lawsuits that will hurts C-suite bonuses, dividends and stock buybacks so they shut down the grid.

Yeah, democrats are to blame for that. Maybe even the media for reporting the fires they caused.

Only in wing-ding moonbat world.

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:43 AM | Reply

Tell me how the chicoms would have handled it.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-20 12:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

They would have executed the people responsible for the negligence.

#21 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:44 AM | Reply

In first world states the power company can trim the trees away from the lines. In the socialist paradise of California the environmental wackos won't allow it.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-10-19 07:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess that is why the CA.gov website says to call utilities to trim trees away from the power lines.

www.cpuc.ca.gov

"You can also help prevent electric outages, fire, and public safety hazards by following these simple steps:

Clearing all flammable vegetation a minimum of 30 feet around your home and other structures provides the greatest chance for survival and is also required by law. (California Public Resource Code, Section 4291)
Plant the right tree in the right place. If you must plant trees near power lines, make sure the maximum mature tree height is ten (10) feet away from the closest power line.
Plant fire resistant plants.
Do not climb trees and prevent children from climbing trees near power lines.
Do not prune trees near electric lines. Call your local electric utility company first to inspect the trees. In many instances, the utility may perform the tree work at no cost to the homeowner.
Inspect the trees on your property annually for hazards. For expert advice on tree health or hazards, consult an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist."

But let's not let reality get in the way of your screed.

#22 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-21 06:48 AM | Reply

"Residential development in wildland"urban interface areas such as Paradise and its vicinity are often located in state responsibility areas, where the State of California provides fire prevention and suppression.[30] Due to a need for increased state resources to safeguard these communities, a special fee was imposed on property owners starting in 2011 to provide for fire prevention.[31]

However, the special fire prevention fee was unpopular with Republican lawmakers, landowners, and taxpayer groups. After collecting and spending $470 million, a measure to suspend and repeal the fee was approved by the California State Legislature in July 2017.[31] Assemblyman Devon Mathis claimed, "not one cent has gone to putting more boots on the ground."[31] Initially, much of the revenue funded existing fire programs; the process of building out new prevention programs was slow. However, the revenue did fund projects, such as secondary evacuation routes and fuel reduction zones.[31][32]"

Nobody wanted to pay to prevent their ---- from burning down. Then their ---- burnt down.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-21 10:52 AM | Reply

thepeoplescube.com

#24 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2019-10-21 11:19 AM | Reply

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