For decades, California’s democratically-heavy legislative body has been enacting laws and enforcing regulations that many within the Golden State have groaned about.
The effect of this liberal ideology being imposed on the entire ethos of California is readily apparent in places like San Francisco, where the city’s lax response to a homelessness epidemic led to an explosion in vagrancy. Soon, the streets of The City by The Bay were littered with human excrement, used needles, and hobo camps galore.
Now, the mismanagement of California’s ecological resources has led to a spate of new wildfires in 2019, forcing one power company to forcefully cut power to a plethora of customers..and they are not happy about it.
In a press release, the California Highway Patrol said the PG&E employee was in a marked PG&E pickup truck driving southbound on the highway south of Lenahan Road a bit before 8 p.m., when the passenger side window shattered.
Responding CHP officers determined that a bullet had struck the vehicle, but the employee was uninjured.
The power outage outrage will affect a wide swath of PG&E’s customers.
As many as 2 million people could be plunged into darkness before the end of Wednesday in a move PG&E said was necessary to prevent deadly wildfires in Northern California amid windy conditions. The utility was responsible for last year’s deadly Camp Fire after its power lines sparked the state’s worst wildfire which killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of homes in Butte County.
“The safety of our customers and employees is PG&E’s primary responsibility. We know that turning off the power for safety is not popular with some, but it is needed for public safety,” PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Merlo said in a statement emailed to The Sacramento Bee. “Our employees are working hard to ensure that our system operates safely and that power will be restored quickly after the weather passes. We remind our customers that our employees are your neighbors and they are out in our service area doing their jobs.”