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Letter: Anti-Power Plant Rallies Inspire

Redondo Beach resident Judy Ellis says more people should sign the petition against the AES power plant.

I am so proud of our community for joining together to support the retirement of the unneeded . I attended the No New Power Plant Rally, along with more than 75 fellow South Bay residents this past weekend, and was delighted to see a tremendous amount of support from almost every single driver, with honks, thumbs-ups and waves, and smiles!

South Bay residents do not want a new power plant in our backyard!  A new plant will run more often than the current plant does (the plant now runs at just 5 percent of capacity), exposing our densely populated community of 13,000 residents per square mile to even more pollution. My friends and neighbors are all very concerned about the adverse health effects from a new power plant emitting dangerous pollution into the air we breathe. With no buffers between the plant and both Redondo and Hermosa residents, this densely populated area is simply the worst place for a new power plant, exposing residents to excessive levels of carbon monoxide, NOx, Ammonia and many other dangerous pollutants.

If you would like to get involved, please start by joining the 1,400 South Bay residents who have already signed the No New Power Plant petition. You can find the petition along with links to the Facebook page and a donation page at nopowerplant.com

Judy Ellis
Redondo Beach

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Fred Reardon October 21, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Eloquently stated Jim!
Wolfman October 22, 2011 at 02:20 AM
I rather have the power plant rather than more people
Jim Light October 22, 2011 at 02:32 AM
The fate of the power plant and adding more people are mutually exclusive. Not sure what you are poking at. If you are trying to imply that the power plant would be replaced with condos, its not likely. The zoning we are putting together has no residential uses. Article XXVII of the City Charter would require a vote of the people to add condos.
Wolfman October 22, 2011 at 02:47 AM
Yeah, just like the overpopulated village people but I hope you are right as Redondo Beach for years was in the hands of real estate agents, developers and their illegal contractors.
Jim Light October 22, 2011 at 03:21 AM
That was all changed by the passage of Measure DD in 2008.

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