The 20,000 people who mailed in deposits for Boring Company CEO Elon Musk’s flamethrowers just got some welcome news: California state lawmakers have rejected another attempt to rein in the project, an effort to raise money to fund futuristic and large scale infrastructure improvements like the Hyperloop.
Musk said the products would ship out soon in a Tweet sent on May 26, encouraging his followers and fans to begin forming flamethrower pickup parties.
As the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported, lawmakers in particular were concerned about the prospect of wildfires. As many as 20,000 customers could soon be wielding the devices, presumably just as wildfire season kicks off in earnest.
The news is also likely some relief to Musk himself, who as Bloomberg recently detailed is increasingly reliant on cheap sources of cash — like interest-free deposits on products that may or may not exist yet — in order to fund his many ambitious ventures.