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Questions swirl in aftermath of PG&E's bankruptcy filing

Original post made on Feb 1, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, throwing the future of the large investor-owned utility, into the hands of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, state legislators and the California Public Utilities Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 1, 2019, 8:01 AM

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Posted by Who grants them the monopoly?
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Feb 1, 2019 at 10:52 am

PG&E will not let the current disaster go by without using it to their advantage to screw the public, CCA's, etc, as they continue to roll cash up to the holding company.


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

PG&E and it's shareholder's are getting screwed. They should not be held liable for that part of the fires attributable to gross mismanagement of the forests.


Posted by GIGO
a resident of another community
on Feb 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

Jack Hickey -- "They should not be held liable for that part of the fires attributable to gross mismanagement of the forests."

He actually went there...

Hickey truly has no shame.


Posted by Who grants them the monopoly?
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Feb 4, 2019 at 9:46 am

>> gross mismanagement of the forests.

You mean the gub'mint should hire workers to rake the forests like Finland does?

Seriously - most of the fires were wildlands, not forests. Trump had no clue what jhe a talking about when he blamed it on forest management (coincidentally, most of CA actual forests are federal, not private, thus under his control to rake.)

But please go ahead and pick a side - yours is apparently with PG&E and their lawyers. Also expect you to continue to hi-jack the thread to forest practices.


Posted by MAGA
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

If we had only done our job and swept those forests..... SAD


Posted by Bette Davis
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The lights aren’t going to out. The gas won’t be shut off. Oh it will cost the taxpayers a TON of money, don’t you worry about that. The large investors will be protected. Average families will see their spending power go down as utilities eat up larger and larger parts of their budgets. And none of you will change any incumbent in the next election, or the next, or the next....

Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.


Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

Whoever "mismanaged" the forests, or wildlands should bear a share of liability for the disasters. I didn't differentiate between land ownership, be it federal, state or other.
In my area of Emerald Hills, we were assessed an annual fee administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In the event of a fire disaster in my area, one would expect them to assume some responsibility.

Thanks to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association, this illegal fee is no longer assessed. See: Web Link


Posted by Who grants them the monopoly?
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm

>> fee is no longer assessed

And you'll be the first in line to sue if a disaster (that this fee/work could have prevented) strikes.


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