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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Last Thursday morning I woke with the feeling that 'I just want someone's hand to hold who knows about all this.' 2 hours later I bumped into another fire victim at the post office and he told me about the CARe meeting that night. How cool is that? Thanks so much for being "the hand". What an amazing gift you have created with your resource guide. I am still trying to absorb all you have included and what it must have taken to create it.

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