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Stupid: Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown vetoed bipartisan bill in 2016 that would have mitigated wildfire risks

(National SentinelBurning Man: Left-wing environmental extremism has done more damage to the state of California than anything humans have done, as evidenced by the lunacy of outgoing Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown.

As large portions of his state are once again burning out of control, critics are pointing out that he vetoed a bipartisan bill in 2016 that would have dramatically reduced the risks of wildfires from power lines and other utility equipment.

The latest round of wildfires has burned more than 221,000 acres across the state since Thursday. Critics are blasting Moonbeam after news reports around the state indicated that power lines likely sparked the deadliest wildfire in California’s history.

“He has done nothing to harden those assets,” state Sen. John Moorlach, a Republican, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Forests, like other lands, must be managed. If they are allowed to grow wild, they produce massive amounts of undergrowth that then turns into fuel for wildfires when sparked. And let’s never forget that much of California is desert dry.




Moonbeam and other like-minded lunatic environmentalists refuse to allow any management of lands. The results of such stupidity are now playing out — again — in California.

The DC reported further:

Moorlach sponsored the 2016 bill, called SB 1463, which would have given local governments a bigger role in putting together fire risk maps with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting agency.

The bill also required the CPUC to work with utilities to mitigate wildfire risks, including putting transmission lines underground if necessary. The bill passed through both state legislative chambers, but Brown vetoed the bill in September 2016. Brown said state officials “have been doing just that through the existing proceeding on re-threat maps and re-safety regulations.”

Apparently not well enough.

Two years hence, Moorlach said little progress had been made by utility companies and state agencies charged with mitigating wildfire risks.

“Well they’ve been working on it for like eight years and they haven’t gotten it done. This is really simple stuff,” Moorlach said. “Utilities are just sort of hanging onto the money.”

As for Brown, he seems to live in a different world. He has framed wildfires as the product of human-caused global warming.

On Sunday, Brown said “those who deny” global warming contributed to the fires.

Once again, Left-wing activism has caused death and destruction.

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