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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Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson


It is always a pleasure to accept advice and information from your perspective. I can't help but think that we are all very small fish in a sea for which we have no compass... Your work and dedication at least give us hope that with our own faculties, we can reach for the shore.

Grass Fire Survivor, 2007