California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bipartisan wildfire management bill in 2016, despite unanimous passage by the Legislature, 75-0 in the Assembly and 39-0 in the Senate. SB 1463 would have given local governments more say in fire-prevention efforts through the Public Utilities Commission proceeding making maps of fire hazard areas around utility lines. — Katy Grimes at flashreport.orgThis is surfacing relative to the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons, especially the deadly Camp Fire wildfire that obliterated the town of Paradise, California.
Senate Bill 1463 would have required the California State Public Utilities Commission to "... prioritize areas in which communities are subject to conditions that increase fire hazards associated with overhead utility facilities when determining areas in which it will require enhanced mitigation measures for wildfire hazards..."
The leftist propaganda engine known as sNOPEs.com says that Ms. Grimes' report is only partially true, because "there is no evidence that Brown's veto contributed to or exacerbated the risk or prevalence of wildfires in California." Well, yeah. So for sNOPEs absence of evidence constitutes evidence of absence. Which is why nobody can seriously consult sNOPEs.com any more.
But here's what is in the back of my mind:
As winter sets in and rain puts quietus to the fire season, we are going to go directly into flood-danger hysteria season, because Jerry Brown and his pals in Sacramento have also prevented progress on levee repair or improvement. Their reasoning always seems to include something about "because ENVIRONMENT that's why." And when the bad happens, wet or dry, we are supposed to believe we're to blame because Anthropogenic Global Warming!!!11!
"And," you may ask, "How exactly does that all work, again? Explain please?"
"Shut up!," they explain.