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The utility company has only a small blame because the lightning strike of a thunderstorm can have the same effect as the arc of a power cable. And that can happen all the time.
Therefore, it makes no sense for the community to destroy the utility by paying compensation.
and yet, it is more complicated than that .Not turning off power when the problem is known....and having a history of this. Not reporting fires when they have the information. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to hold them liable. Your simple minded hyperbolic rhetoric like 'destroy' and 'happen all the time' would not hold up in a court of law and with any reasonably intelligent person...maybe Trump though...you communicate like him.
 

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Yes, but that is much more expensive, especially in mountain terrain.
Customers have to pay for all.
In addition, Eric, You can reduce Your military budget by 15% and invest the money into the utility structure each year. That will help quickly.
But You cannot avoid a fire like Malibu fire in the last year because it can be ignited all the time by thunderstorms.
So You have to think about something else regardless if Your utility company runs into bankruptcy or Chapter 11 only.
 

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In addition, Eric, You can reduce Your military budget by 15% and invest the money into the utility structure each year. That will help quickly.
But You cannot avoid a fire like Malibu fire in the last year because it can be ignited all the time by thunderstorms.
So You have to think about something else regardless if Your utility company runs into bankruptcy or Chapter 11 only.
most reasonably intelligent people in the US know this,..our priorities are fucked
 

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Is the California government completely incapable of doing anything meaningful about California's annual bushfires?
I am wondering.
 

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The areas that are burning are chaparrals that are supposed to burn in nature, keeping the underbrush cleaned out. Where we have gone wrong is letting folks develop those areas and not do controlled burns to keep it low.

Some of those places are wilderness and do naturally burn, but when “Happy Acres” development is built along side, encroaching on the wilderness...
 
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The areas that are burning are chaparrals that are supposed to burn in nature, keeping the underbrush cleaned out. Where we have gone wrong is letting folks develop those areas and not do controlled burns to keep it low.
Yes, annual controlled burn down should be a good and easy way to keep it low
 

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Yeah, but "good and easy" doesn't fit well with "millions of acres".
 

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I think 10% of Your military budget would be good enough to kill all fires in the democratic California.
 

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Same in Australia. The problem arises when people choose to live in remote, bushfire prone areas.........................what do they expect????
 

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