Tell California regulators to reject plans to build new polluting gas plants near our families!
State authorities are about to vote on a proposed plan giving Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric a pass to build new polluting gas-fired power plants in Southern California. These “natural gas plants” are anything but “natural”.
Particulate matter and ozone emissions from these plants are known to exacerbate asthma rates in our already polluted communities. And guess where these power plants are often built? Probably not by wealthy mansions but right near where Latinos and other working-class families live.
There is a better way. Renewable energy sources like solar and energy conservation, among other clean alternatives, are far better solutions. This is what our Latino community in Southern California would prefer. In fact, a recent poll released by The Sierra Club jointly with Presente.org showed that Latinos support a replacement strategy favoring clean renewable energy over polluting power plants.
Tell the PUC to stand strong against giving Southern California’s utilities a pass to build more polluting gas-fired power plants in our communities!