Re: Bitten by NIMBY, CA power system goes socialist...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 10:39:31 MST

Russell Whitaker wrote:
> I just heard yet another annoyingly vacuous radio news
> anchor uncritically interviewing a California state
> power commissar, who was laying a large part of the
> blame for the present power crisis on the retail consumer...
> for not following the conservation notes sent in PG&E
> bills for the last two years!
> As if electrical power were not _owned_ by the rate-paying
> end user, to do with what he pleases. If I feel like wasting
> money at $0.15/KwHr, that's my own damned business.

The problem, Russell, is that same rate paying user has been opposing
the construction of new power plants at the same time while demanding
that electric rates remain the same. This highly irrational policy has
now come home to roost, and you Californians will have to live with the
results of your own stupidity.

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