Guess who started the Northern California wildfires?
OK, allegedly started. Maybe started. Some of them.
It wasn't boy scouts with fireworks, or someone's campfire or barbecue pit. Nor even a carelessly tossed away cigarette. Nor the illegal MJ plantations, which was my initial guess.
PG&E, which couldn't be bothered to perform normal maintenance on their electric lines--which all ought to be buried by now, one would think, and which ignored CA state law about keeping vegetation cleared along their power lines. Not only that, THIS WASN'T EVEN THE FIRST TIME!
We need publicly owned utilities and I don't care how much I have to spend for someone's pension, better a working stiff getting a pension than some parasite getting dividends.