The draft zoning for the power plant ballot initiative sponsored and funded by residents is in the hands of our lawyer and should be finalized in the next two weeks. NoPowerPlant.com is now preparing for signature gathering on the initiative petitions. We currently have 70 volunteers, but we are shooting for more so we can gather more signatures more quickly. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please email email@example.com. Also let us know if you want a lawn sign or car window vinyl cling-on sticker. Show your true colors!
Our No Power Plant rally last Friday was our biggest ever with over 80 folks participating including Assembly Candidate Craig Huey, former Hermosa Councilman Michael Keegan, former Hermosa council candidate Hany Fangary, South Bay Democratic Club's Ray Waters, School Beard Member Todd Lowenstein, and, of course, Councilman Bill Brand... a truly bi-partisan showing! The car honks and thumbs-up from the drivers were more frequent and enthusiastic than ever. The word is getting out! It was a lot of fun...
- Complete coverage: AES Redondo Beach Power Plant Debate
This week, State Assembly candidate Craig Huey officially came out against a new power plant in Redondo. Zein Obagi, candidate for US Congress, differentiated himself in a recent debate by highlighting his firm oppostion to the new plant.
An finally, we have recieved a letter from the Sierra Club officially opposing the new power plant. I have attached their letter to this blog post.
I find it fascinating that so many are able to evaluate the data available and come to the conclusion that opposing the power plant is a "no brainer" while our Council continues to find excuses to stall any real action. If you evaluate the mountains of evidence, the answer is clear: We don't need the power. The power plant creates negative fiscal, environmental and health impacts, and is tightly surrounded by incompatible uses on all sides. The only reasonable action for the Council is to protect the health and welfare of the residents and surrounding businesses by opposing the power plant.
Despite Councilman claims, is moving forward. One only need look at the CPUC's web page to see the ongoing lobbying by AES to get new long term power contracts.