Money, Thats always the motivation. When I was a kid in the 60's and 70's when a disaster happened "Public Service" repair trucks would be everywhere, Remember those old olive drab trucks with the triangle/circle logo. Today it is these mega-energy companies who are beholden to the shareholders and not the customers.
Just a guess but the excuse I am told today for every service that is supposed to be provided by someone or organization today is " you know, the covid"
These services, all of them are staffed at dangerously low levels. Dangerous to the workers and dangerous to the citizens. The agency I work (26+ years) for is now staffed at a level that we can no loner provide the 24/7 emergency management functions that we once were able to provide, we just "put out fires" so to say.