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By Miriam Raftery, Editor, East County Magazine

April 5, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--When ENRON schemed to manipulate markets and defraud ratepayers, its executives went to jail. BP faces billions of dolalrs in fines for causing the Gulf Oil spill.  When automobile manufacturers sold cars with dangerous defects that killed people, it was their shareholders who paid the price. A lost hunter convicted of accidentally starting the Cedar Fire with a flare gun also spent time in jail. 

Why, then, should SDG&E and its publicly traded parent company, Sempra Energy, expect local ratepayers to pay for its uninsured liability costs for the wildfires that it caused, while its executives get off scott free?
 
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Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me (on a one-on-one) basis yesterday! I can't tell you how educational and informative I found our discussion! You have no idea (or maybe you do…). This has really put the wind back in our emotional sails, at a time in the process when we are both flagging somewhat. Your knowledge and information are invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing your time and expertise so generously.

2003 Cedar Fire Survivor, San Diego CA