You can almost excuse zealots for presenting their arguments in a slanted way and cherry picking data that supports their point of view. They’re zealots! That’s what zealots do.
Elected officials and those who aspire to elected positions in Redondo Beach should operate with a whole different set of rules. We expect leaders to have leadership qualities, which don’t include hysterics.
Let’s play a game I’ll call Suppose. Suppose the popular movement to rid the South Bay of the prevails in getting the California Energy Commission to deny AES a new permit. That’s a pretty big “suppose,” but if it were to happen, there would be a specific date after which AES would cease operations.
Well, not exactly. As we’ve seen in the past, AES has the financial capability to withstand protracted legal battles. All it would take would be for the company to get a judge to issue an injunction or for some other government entity like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to override that decision. If you don’t think AES can afford to make either of those things happen, think again.