BRIBED DEMOCRATS APPROVE MASSIVE PG&E PROFITS AT PUBLIC EXPENSE


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 September 2018

PUBLIC WILDFIRES for PRIVATE PROFIT

Two Articles

PG&E Flexes Political Muscle, Democrats Bow before Sauron

Wildfire bill to aid PG&E clears Legislature despite ratepayer concerns,
Sac Bee, August 31, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

"After dedicating weeks of hearings to the liability law, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said the Legislature would not change the inverse condemnation law in the court system this year."

“The Legislature had no appetite to change our Constitutionally bound liability laws, which then allowed the conversation to focus on better fire prevention,” said Nicole Evans, a spokeswoman for three major insurance trade associations. “These laws provide an essential counterbalance to the utilities’ ability to seize private property in providing electricity.”

 

 

Though the Bill, SB 901 does not eliminate inverse condemnation, as stated in the Bee article above, the Bee fails to mention it creates gaps in the law that PG&E can drive a utility truck through.
Tthe article from the LA Times below points out SB 901 gives the private utilities a huge path to putting the cost of fires they cause directly on the public.

 

 

California lawmakers ratify new efforts at wildfire prevention and assessing who's responsible,
LA Times, September 1, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

"Though the bill was scaled back from an earlier effort to rewrite a liability standard that applies to the companies when their equipment is involved in sparking a fire, it nonetheless offers new power to the California Public Utilities Commission to offer concessions when appropriate."

The Big Burn
"A handful of lawmakers rekindled that frustration and anger on Friday, particularly when it came to a discussion of how SB 901 could offer relief to Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the utility found responsible in some of the Northern California blazes in 2017."

Ans: Corporate Bribery
" “Why are we rushing to bail out PG&E with its history of cutting safety as a business decision?” Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said."

Public Drained for Private Profit
"The bill allows the company to borrow money for its 2017 wildfire costs while using money collected from ratepayers to pay back the loan. PG&E lobbied lawmakers heavily for help..."

Corporate Hype
"The governor didn’t immediately signal whether he’d sign the main bill, SB 901, or the others, but he has long pushed for a solution to give extra help to utility companies that follow the rules when it comes to fire prevention."

Corporate Profits Guaranteed
“It’s a cap for shareholders, but not for ratepayers.”

 

Last

BRIBED POLS PUSHING 2018 PGE BAILOUT THROUGH

 

PG&E Spends $1 Million+ on Bribes to Brown, Dims, & California officials to Evade Wildfire Laws

 

Original Plan

Jerry Brown: Corporate Whore of PGE

PGE TRYING TO DODGE CALIFORNIA FIRE LIABILITY BULLET

 

PGE PARASITES: Drain them of Irresponsible Profits then Convert them into a Public Utility

 

 

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