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Jack Dale: Considering Quail Brush

"I very much understand the need for additional energy facilities and I am sure a location that doesn’t negatively impact the people it is designed to serve can be found in San Diego County."

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Read Rep. Duncan Hunter's take on the Quail Brush project

Councilmember wrote this in response to an email from Santee Patch asking for comment about the Quail Brush Power Generation Project (see the ):

I would tell Cogentrix, SDG&E and Goldman Sachs to consider the following:

I would share with them that residents are not willing to take a loss on their property values so a multi-million dollar company can make money. In other words, corporate profits should not be the criteria for sight selection.

I would ask them  to  reveal the  impacts of such a facility operating 100% of the time, as I am having a hard time believing it will only operate part time.

I would ask them why the only place in San Diego County this facility can be is in a regional park.

I would tell them that cumulative effect from the landfill, the methane plant, the highway, and this facility, leads many to believe the health of surrounding residents are at risk.

I would remind them that this is a regional park designed for wildlife as well as the people of San Diego County. Why do they feel a noisy power plant is compatible with the surrounding area.

Finally, I would state that I very much understand the need for additional energy facilities and I am sure a location that doesn’t negatively impact the people it is designed to serve can be found in the county.


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