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Blog: Power Plant Rezoning Movement Is Snowballing!

Resident opposition to a new power plant surges after Tuesday's Redondo Beach City Council meeting.

The ranks of residents actively supporting the effort to shut down the are snowballing dramatically. Despite what some of our opponents have stated, this is much bigger than BBR and now is well beyond the NoPowerPlant.com group. 

Since Tuesday's Council meeting, where any meaningful action against the power plant was again stalled (and in the case of the public vote, ), the volume of emails from new volunteers shot up. We have run out of NoPowerPlant.com lawn signs ... batch No. 2 is on order. And people are hounding us to get the initiative out as soon as possible.

We got a lot of good inputs right up to deadline (OK, we snuck some good inputs that came in after the deadline) and have sent our eighth draft to our lawyer, so he can craft the final initiative. We are shooting for final version by mid-June.

With the final push to incorporate zoning inputs complete, we are restarting our NoPowerPlant rallies tonight at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 190th/Herondo. A local artist, Blaise Gauba, wanted to support the effort by providing a great poster which I've included above.

We are moving forward. Thanks to all for your great support! Hope to see you at the rally tonight!

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David William Steinman May 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
As the only candidate in the 33rd District who is actually an environmentalist and businssperson and who has spoken with Mayor Gin, I know how important it is to just say NO to the AES Power Plant. We know that environmentally the plant will continue to spew carcinogens and other air pollutants into the local environment and that from a business perspective, saying NO to the plant and finding other uses for the property will be the start of a rebirth of the harbor area and create more jobs and local community wealth. I am the only candidate who has a coherent renewable plan for our community that also calls for decommissioning the San Onofre nuclear plant (which is structally vulnerable to a Fukushima-magnitude earthquake). Instead, as I've noted in recent debates, we have abundant renewable energy resource via wind, solar and geothermal. Again, I am the only candidate who has called for largescale development of our geothermal resources near the Salton Sea (which are already in the beginning stages of being tapped) and building of a smart grid that will create an energy-independent future for our community and nation as well as thousands of new jobs, putting money into our local economy. There is definitely a need for your representative in Washington to be in synch with the local community so that we have a workable plan for our future energy needs and that we have the funding and plan of action to make this work. Visit http://tinyurl.com/76axqyw to learn more.
Nicole Mooradian May 22, 2012 at 06:13 PM
The correct link is http://www.nobpinhb.com. The "www" is required.
David W. Steinman May 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Update from the Campaign Trail - Mike Feinstein Endorsement http://patch.com/N-d6dT And if you haven't seen this yet, Alexandra Paul Supports Campaign for Green my Green merit http://bit.ly/Mt2vFG
Jim Light May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
But where do you stand on rebuilding a new power plant in Redondo?
sheri patterson May 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Taking a public position against repowering a new, polluting power plant on our waterfront is a MUST. AES stated in their letter to the City of Redondo Beach their new "green" plant will double the tons of particulates they emit annually. Yes, DOUBLE! So much for their "green" solution they've been selling to the community. There is a possibility the real numbers could reveal particulates quadrupling. Any project today or in the future that poses increased health risk, continued blight and negative economic consequences to a harbor that we are going to be investing millions of dollars revitalizing--- is a project that should be dead upon arrival. This is a no-brainer and the more residents that do their hw and get the facts on this issue, should stand up opposing any industrial on our waterfront. It's time to mark a new beginning in the South Bay-- a movement led by thousands of local Southbay moms, dads, grandparents and local business owners and leaders wanting a better Redondo and a better plan for our future waterfront.

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