“Since 2013, the state’s largest utility has repeatedly postponed upgrades to the high-voltage line that ran near Paradise, Calif., records show.”
“Records show.” Dangerous words.
“PG&E Delayed Safety Work on Power Line That Is Prime Suspect in California Wildfire,” The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2019. Antiquated record-keeping systems part of the problem.
Are company records a petard upon which the company can be hoisted? [A petard is a small bomb; being hoisted by your own petard is being blown up by your own device. Ed.] But the law requires you to keep certain documents (records). And why is that?
Not that PG&E is that good a record keeper, to which the people in San Bruno can attest. Records were absent after the 2010 pipeline explosion.
Compliance and Governance. And a splash of Information. Boom.