Seize dangerous, bankrupt, criminal PG&E into PUBLIC STATE OWNERSHIP now !
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We, the People of Northern and all of California, as well as national and international allies, victims of ongoing, neverending fires and blackouts from PG&E, hereby DEMAND that California Governor Newsom, Attorney General Becerra, and the State Legislature ACT IMMEDIATELY to DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY and seize PG&E (and all of its assets, infrastructure, accounts, staff, and resources) into 100% PUBLIC NOT FOR PROFIT OWNERSHIP by the STATE OF CALIFORNIA using available state EMINENT DOMAIN and other applicable laws in order to PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY and THE ECONOMY.
PG&E has a horrific record of documented and CONVICTED criminal felon behavior, corruption, malfeasance, and gross negligence, responsible for widespread devastation through 100% preventable natural gas explosions (San Bruno 2010) and causing wildfires with their aging, poorly maintained equipment, as well as MURDERING at least 85 people in recent wildfires THEY caused.
Now,starting recently on October 9, 2019, they have the AUDACITY to blackout power for up to THREE MILLION Northern Californians at a time, supposedly to prevent wildfires, but as we’ve seen in the now raging Kincade fire, their equipment causes fires ANYWAY, regardless of whether power is blacked out or not. OUTRAGEOUS.
With the ongoing Kincade fire, where PG&E faulty equipment is AGAIN likely to blame, more than NINETY THOUSAND Northern Californians in the Healdsburg and Santa Rosa area have now had to be emergency evacuated, with numerous properties and businesses, homes, and wineries destroyed. Tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and economic losses are likely. All this while PG&E is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy waiting for someone to bail them out. AGAIN.
The truth is that former and current PG&E CEO’s and board, top level executives, belong in PRISON for their crimes. Yet all they continue to get is weak rhetoric and slaps on the wrist from Governor Newsom and the CPUC. WHY is criminal law not being enforced upon PG&E and their top level executives responsible for their behavior? All evidence points to PG&E being arsonists, and in a certain sense, TERRORISTS. Certainly, any other person or entity responsible for causing this many huge fires and destruction of life and property would be labeled a potential DOMESTIC TERRORIST.
We have heard Governor Newsom, time and time again in recent press conferences, state that the buck stops with HIM. OK. TRUE. However, how can we the public trust Governor Newsom or other publicly elected officials, when those officials have been soliciting and accepting millions of dollars in corrupt quid pro quo campaign finance donations for DECADES? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
WE DEMAND THAT GOVERNOR NEWSOM IMMEDIATELY RETURN THE WELL DOCUMENTED AND ADMITTED OVER 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS HIS 2018 GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN ACCEPTED FROM PG&E. We demand other publicly elected officials currently in office DO THE SAME. TODAY.
SHOW US WHOSE SIDE YOU ARE ON.
Under California (and federal) law, it is possible for the state government to seize public ownership of PG&E through eminent domain and related laws on the books.We demand that Governor Newsom and state officials begin the eminent domain process takeover NOW.
Once the eminent domain seizure of PG&E and their assets and systems is complete, and 100% public owned not for profit by the State of California, the PG&E electrical and gas energy grids can be subdivided into regional public ownership and management by Northern California county governments, with oversight by the CPUC and other regulatory agencies.
It is CRITICAL that the PG&E infrastructure at the grid interconnect, generation, transmission, and distribution levels be analyzed and corrected for public safety IMMEDIATELY, and that appropriate corrective measures be taken network wide to stop the need for wide scale preemptive power blackouts and to prevent any future fires caused by the natural gas or energy infrastructure.
The State of California can and MUST finance the seizure and management of this entire infrastructure, systems, and staff, by using available tax and gas/electric ratepayer revenues as well as other available market based means of issuing bonds etc.
It is time to END the catastrophic, criminal reign of PG&E. Seizing into public ownership is the ONLY safe way to guarantee people over profit for public safety.
We can then proceed with making all electrical energy generation GREEN AND RENEWABLE through solar, wind, and hydro, and shutting down coal, biomass, and other polluting means of generating electricity. Finding an alternative to natural gas consumption is a much more difficult issue to handle and can be prioritized over time to migrate to a GREEN renewable, non fossil fuel solution.
The OUTRAGED People and PG&E VICTIMS of Northern California
And The American People
"We're not gonna take this anymore. ENOUGH is ENOUGH."
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