The hilarious situation in California

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  1. Yecny

    Yecny Orange Belt

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    Have any of you been keeping up with the PG&E situation in the Bay Area? They have basically told us with about 1-2 days notice we may or may not have our power out in our area, or maybe others, for maybe between 1-7 days.

    This state is a joke for allowing this to happen.
     
  2. spin

    spin Gold Belt

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    It must say something political about all of California
     
  3. Happy Man

    Happy Man Black Belt

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    Shit run state. And it’s gonna get worse.
     
  4. floivanus

    floivanus Purple Belt

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  5. ajccoming

    ajccoming John Bomhams playing Moby Dick for real

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    It's happening here in kern county as well
     
  6. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Not "California", just NorCal, bro. You guys are like an entirely different State up there.


    PG&E cut power for hundreds of thousands in Northern California
    By Christina Maxouris, Jason Hanna and Theresa Waldrop

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/09/us/pge-power-outage-wednesday/index.html

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    I am very glad that SoCal is served by Southern California Edison and not the incompetent PG&E arsonists.

    Update: the memes have begun:

    https://www.kron4.com/news/californians-hilariously-meme-their-way-through-pge-shutoffs/
     
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  7. Fluffernutter

    Fluffernutter Red Belt

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    State of Jefferson coming anytime soon?
     
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  8. Bloody Pulp

    Bloody Pulp Gold Belt

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    Thought this was about Gavin Newsom passing an executive order allowing the state to use those “to fix the roads only we promise” gas tax profits on “whatever we want actually” instead after voters recently approved allowing him to increase taxes further without needing voter approval as well.

    Well done Cali voters. Well done indeed.
     
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  9. llperez22

    llperez22 Red Belt

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    PG & E equipment caused recent wildfires that cost lives and property damage and they had to pay billions in fines and they warned then at that time that in order to prevent future issues they would shut down sections going forward when high winds and fire friendly weather occurred. Well they werent bluffing because its here. Im in southern cal and were being impacted as well by southern cal edison but to smaller degree. I know a lot of people are putting pressure on the electric companies to upgrade equipment, but I cant imagine how many miles of service line they have in remote areas throughout the state. I dont think they can be reasonably expected to just go make everything safe in a short time frame or without drastically raising prices.
     
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  10. Yecny

    Yecny Orange Belt

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    I understand that, but to give us like a day’s notice and then not even specify what cities or even better what buildings in what cities would be affected and for how long is a joke.
     
  11. 7437

    7437 Gold Belt

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    Sounds like this is PH&E's fault, not the state. It also sounds like they should be dissolved and all assets taken by the state.
     
  12. Limit Smasher

    Limit Smasher Brown Belt

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    I blame Trump.
     
  13. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    It does fall under the purview of state government.

    https://www.cpuc.ca.gov

     
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  14. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    'A victim of their own failure': Why PG&E's massive power shutdown in Northern California was inevitable
    Marco della Cava, Gabrielle Paluch and Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY | Oct. 9, 2019

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...e-stuck-position-their-own-making/3924699002/
     
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  15. xcvbn

    xcvbn Silver Belt

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    Good time for the state to take control of the power infrastructure

    Put thousands to work at good wages repairing the infrastructure private business refuses to
     
  16. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    So this whole thing comes from what happens when you have inefficient corporate entities controlling too much of a market. They are punishing the consumer because of their negligence leading to high cost when their feet are held to the fire.

    Essentially it's the abusive husband whose wife cannot leave him because he earns the entire paycheck. Consumers are stuck holding the bag for PG&Es monopoly+failures.

    Now the state will be forced to liquidate the assets of the company (if they want to save longterm) but that will only cause the libertarian zealots to nap for 2 years, and then pretend it's government that doesn't handle industry efficiently because they'll conveniently forget how this started.
     
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  17. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I don't know, man.

    PG&E is a joke, but NorCal would definitely have to pay double or triple what they are being charged monthly now if the utilities are run by California state bureaucrats.

    After the Multi-Billion-Dollars colossal failure that is the California High Speed Rail, I'm skeptical of any major public project as long as one party continues ruling this state and answers to absolutely no one.

    If and when PG&E goes into Chapter 7, perhaps another energy company in the state can buy their remnants and fix the mess.
     
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  18. BudKing8806

    BudKing8806 Brown Belt

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    Lol!
     
  19. jk7707

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    This is PG&E trying to cover their ass since their equipment started the fire that killed a bunch of people last year.

    The ironic thing is that I'm sure there are now thousands of people firing up gas generators that otherwise wouldn't have been. Just hope nothing lights up. It has been a mercifully quiet fire season so far.
     
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  20. usmctanker242

    usmctanker242 Red Belt

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    This happens to us about every other year when the hurricanes come on through (eastern North Carolina). Last year half the region was without power for 10+ days. Usually they shut off the power before the hurricane makes landfall, and it won't come back on until the crews have cleared all the debris from power lines and fixed the broken lines. It certainly sucks but it seems like it's a pretty normal and appropriate course of action to take until the threat has passed.
     
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