The law suit should be directed at the copper thieves along with prosecution for
negligence in the death of the man killed.Law enforcement should direct
time to finding the copper thieves.Rocky Mountain Power would be named as
secondary defendants in the suit for failure to maintain their power lines.
Woodyff: Please look at the statistics, how many fires this year have been
caused by actions within our control, how long it was before the governor even
began discussing bans/sanctions/etc., and explain to me how it was a "knee
jerk" reaction. People who will not police their own actions
have those actions penalized all the time. How is this situation any different?
50 home were lost. We don't need snarky, sarcastic comments, Woodyff. And
thunderstorms don't cause the majority of fires, people do. Catch the copper thieves. This is a good example of how selfish, lawless
behavior can lead to unintended consequences that are devastating.
Typical lawyer tricks. Go after the power company which was the victim of a
theft, and claim they were negligent for not checking to see that grounding
wires were still in place on every one of their tens of thousands of power
poles, every day.Justice would demand that they go after the thieves
who turned a safe and essential utility service into something less safe. But,
everyone knows that the thieves cannot pay big fines or restitution.... or
contingency fees.And, Gov. Herbert better get on the power company
and copper thieves just like he has been on shooters, and ban them too!
Better have the Gov ban power lines so they won't cause more fires. His
stand on target shooting is a knee jerk reaction to our dry summer. He should
also ban thunder storms since they cause the majority of forest fires.