Environmental Health Coalition to Highlight San Diego’s Power Plant Irony at Friday’s Forum Regarding Two Proposed Power Plants

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What: Environmental Health Coalition, an organization that fights for toxic-free communities in San Diego, will attend the California Public Utilities Commission forum to voice community opposition to the proposed Quail Brush and Pio Pico fossil-fuel power plants.

In light of Saturday’s scheduled South Bay Power Plant implosion, EHC’s green energy experts will highlight the region’s contradictory decision making, discuss how dirty energy disproportionately affects low-income communities and communities of color and insist that the region needs a paradigm shift away from the old-school, centralized power model to a modern electricity system that uses smart grid technology, decentralized renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation.

Who: Nicole Capretz and Kayla Race, Environmental Health Coalition

When: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Public Utilities Commission forum
Appointment or phone before or after the forum

Where: Al Bahr Shrine Center Auditorium, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

Why: Environmental Health Coalition supports energy efficiency efforts and clean renewable energy that create jobs and cleaner air in low-income communities disproportionately affected by dirty fossil fuel power plants.

With one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions statewide, San Diego's rapid growth means we'll have even greater problems if we do not reduce our carbon footprint and shift to a modern clean energy future. These two fossil fuel plants will increase local greenhouse gas emissions and delay much-needed conservation efforts.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION: Founded in 1980, Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) builds grassroots campaigns to confront the unjust consequences of toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies.  Visit us online at http://www.environmentalhealth.org/.