Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Butte Fire stirs up angry controversy--PG&E going UNDERGROUND??

   Once PG&E mentioned that a tree may have fallen into a power line and sparked the start of the Butte Fire, there has been a lot of yelling on both sides.

   Some feel that PG&E should be
cutting down all trees within falling distance of their power lines. This is around 100' on each side of the lines in Ebbetts Pass, due to the very tall cedars and evergreens that grow there.

   The fact is, that if a tree falls on a aerial power line, it's an act of nature, and isn't PG&E's fault, anymore than it is if a storm knocks a tree over in the mountains that ends up hitting power lines, knocking out power.

   What we feel is a lack of responsibility on PG&E's part is failing to put all of their lines UNDERGROUND. 

   Not only would this prevent unnecessary power outages, but also any fires associated with trees.

   Go underground PG&E!  With all the money you waste on tree-cutting every year, it would pay for itself in a very short period of time. 

   All we ever hear from PG&E about this is "You people in the rural areas aren't worth the money it would cost!!!"



Anonymous said...

I'm for underground. They should bury it right under the highway.

Anonymous said...

They could be under all the streets, near the edge, with manholes.

Anonymous said...

I live in Dorrington. To protect their idiot lines, they would have to cut every tree within at least 100'. totally insane. i'm with the UNDERGROUND. San Andreas is now all underground.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe PG&E gives a S*** about us. They just take our money. Of course, they should all go underground. ATT,cable, PGE