FOUR polluting power plants in one community?

By Newsroom America Feeds at 27 Feb 2017

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Dear Mary,

Oxnard communities are already fighting back against pollution from three power plants in their city and now the California Energy Commission wants to build a 4th! The proposed Puente Power Plant would add more pollution in a low-income community of color while raising our energy bills and contributing to climate change.

This power plant is a terrible idea and we need your help to stop it. Can you send a quick message to the Energy Commission, urging them to reject this dangerous proposal?

A recent LA Times article highlighted the billions of dollars Californians have been forced to pay as agencies like the Energy Commission approve power plant after power plant the state doesn't need.[1]

Tell the Energy Commission to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on projects that fatten the wallets of polluters while endangering the health and safety of already vulnerable communities.

Sometimes, issues are really complex and nuanced. This isn't one of those times. 85% of the community around Puente is Latino. 56% lives two times below the federal poverty level. Asthma rates are higher than in 90% of communities across the state.

It's also painfully ironic that the proposed Puente Power Plant, which would burn natural gas -- a potent greenhouse gas -- would be built on a portion of the coast that's extremely vulnerable to rising seas driven by global warming.

Send a note to the Energy Commission now and urge them to reject the proposed Puente Power Plant. Help stop the Puente Power Plant from polluting Oxnard communities and contributing to climate change!

We can win this fight, and resist new dirty power plants, but only if you help. Take action today and tell the Energy Commission to reject the polluting Puente Power Plant.

Thanks for all you do,

Evan Gillespie Deputy Director, Beyond Coal Campaign Sierra Club

1- LA Times, "Californians are paying billions for power they don't need,"Feb. 5, 2017


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