November 10, 2006

Utility sorry about desecration

Historic apology over sacred site

PG&E will remove a treatment plant on desert land Indians see as a path to the afterlife.The top executive of California's biggest utility Thursday apologized to an Arizona Indian tribe, promising to atone for the company's desecration of a sacred site the tribe considers a portal to the afterlife.

Chief Executive Thomas King said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. "regrets the spiritual consequences to the tribe" when it built a $15-million water treatment plant in the Mojave Desert, west of the California-Arizona border.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And how much did customers' bills go up after such a 'sorry' admission? Maybe more than after a hurricane in the Gulf but less than if they had had to make some sort of reparations as well as moving their plant. Just what is 'atonement' worth now that Democrats have edged the "Rethuglicans" out of power?
All Best
Russ Bates