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Why PG&E needs to be held accountable
by Daniella Caesae
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019 9:58 AM
California continues to burn each year with proof PG&E is behind these disasters. Yet the company itself has simply decided to file for bankruptcy and implement Public Safety Power Shutoffs versus addressing the real issues of accountability.
PG&E for the last year has been working towards filing bankruptcy, which is an awfully convenient way to try and get out of payments to be made towards claims from the multitude of fire victims suing them for damages.. There is blatant truth behind the fact that most of these fires could have been prevented had it not been for faulty PG&E equipment; equipment that should have been changed out years ago.

So why is it that now this year, instead of the company aiming to readjust lines or place them differently, we are simply implementing the now broadly known acronym PSPS (public safety power shutoff)? PG&E negligence on top of global warming and strong winds is what is causing these horrific disasters resulting in loss of land, homes, wildlife, life, loss of work, school closures, and so much more. It is those at the top, the rich board members and stockholders who are to blame, not the man down the street who works at PG&E to make a living for his family.

If any citizen here went around blatantly starting fires every year, they would no doubt be imprisoned. Why is it that we cannot hold the elite of this company to the same accountability? Simply shutting off power to those in “affected” areas is an asinine way to ignore the bigger picture. With that being said, PG&E needs to step up and accept the fault at hand, and help all those who’ve lost and continue to as they are left without power for days.

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