The mayor of Los Angeles told residents to unplug their appliances, shut off their air conditioners, and turn on a fan after 3 p.m.
Look at this…
It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using.
We need every Californian to help conserve energy. Please do your part. #FlexAlert
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) September 6, 2020
And they call those of us in flyover country backwards…
The state of California, rich in natural resources and opportunity, is a disaster zone in crisis.
California has been run by Democrats for years, and while Governor Gavin Newsom and other similarly minded leaders like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti continue to posture and preen about social justice and coronavirus masks, the state’s energy infrastructure has been collapsing. It’s been 17 years since Gray Davis saw himself recalled for his mismanagement of California, which included “rolling blackouts.” The energy situation in California has not been improved much at all. One of the state’s utility companies, Pacific Gas & Electric, pleaded guilty to causing a massive wildfire in 2018 that resulted in 84 deaths. And yet, all they got was a fine. No one is ever held truly accountable in California, so long as you have enough money to keep covering things up.
As a result, California is a wreck. Shunning of controlled burns to prevent forest fires has created a tinderbox instead. It’s only been recently that controlled burns have been embraced again. Wildfires are consuming the Sierra National Forest, and over 200 people out camping for Labor Day weekend were evacuated out of the area in a coordinated effort by the National Guard and local first responders. Those trying to fight the fire are also fighting a terrible heat wave.