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SHUTDOWN THE PG&E HUNTERS POINT POWER PLANT
Date Wednesday December 08
Time 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Evans and Middlepoint Rd
front gate of the PG&E Power Plant
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Authorgreenaction
If the Government Won\'t the People Will

Close the PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant Now!

Emergency Action
Weds Dec 8th 2004

Join Residents and Community Groups in their demand for the immediate closure of the polluting and unnecessary fossil fuel power plant

sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Huntersview Tenants Association

All Hollows Garden Residents Association

Community First Coalition

http://www.greenaction.org On November 8th San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Sophie Maxwell held a press conference to announce a deal had allegedly been reached with the California “Independent System Operator” to close the PG&E Hunters Point power plant and Mirant’s Potrero plant. In fact, there is no such agreement, no date, no contract, nothing binding whatsoever. Also, neither PG&E or Mirant have agreed to close their plants. This is essentially a back room that allows the PG&E plant to keep operating for at least another 14 months…probably lots longer. Even the ISO has said they might change the agreement at a later date. And on November 10th, just two days after the Mayor’s press conference, we learned that PG&E has already thrown a monkey wrench into the deal, stating that the Jefferson-Martin transmission line that the ISO wants completed before they will ok the shutdown of the Hunters Point plant will possibly be delayed beyond Spring of 2006….in other words, more delays, more broken promises, more asthma, more environmental racism…and potentially years more pollution from the PG&E power plant. In response, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, the Huntersview Tenants Association, All Hollows Garden Residents Association and Community First Coalition have issued a call for a major Community Action to Close the PG&E Hunters Point power plant NOW. The action will take place at the front gate of the power plant at 12 noon on December 8. Our theme is: “If the government won’t, then the people will, close the power plant. Please endorse the December 8 action by calling or emailing us back…and hope to see you all at the front gate. For Immediate Release--November 9, 2004 Greenaction and Community Groups Denounce “Action Plan” to Allegedly Close Hunters Point & Potrero Power Plants Backroom Deal Allows Continued Operation of Polluting Power Plants Contact: Marie Harrison, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice (415) 248-5010 Tessie Ester, Huntersview Tenants Association (415) 821-2873 San Francisco, CA -- Residents and community groups were shocked and dismayed by an announcement by Mayor Newsom and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that the City had reached an agreement with the California Independent System Operator to allegedly close the PG&E Hunters Point and Mirant Power Plants by 2007. Contrary to claims that this deal will close the power plants, it in fact pushes back the promised closure date for the PG&E power plant, and contains absolutely no guarantees whatsoever that either the PG&E Hunters Point power plant or Mirant’s Potrero plant will be closed. Both companies can apply for new permits and would be allowed to continue operating even if the California ISO removes the “reliability must run contracts.” “How stupid do they think we are?” asked Marie Harrison, Greenaction Community Organizer for Bayview Hunters Point. “They’ve extended the life of this killer plant one more time and they’re crowing about it. Not only will this deal not guarantee closure of these dirty plants, but the date for the PG&E Hunters Point plant has just been unacceptably extended.” Southeast San Francisco Community groups were dismayed that Supervisor Sophie Maxwell would endorsed such a plan. “We’ve been sold down the river by our leaders. We’re very disappointed in her for lying to us this way. Has she forgotten that she lives in our community too?” asked Tessie Ester, President of the Huntersview Tenants Association. “Frankly, I’m just disgusted with our City.” Greenaction and Community Groups announced that in response to this outrageous development, we will hold a community action at the front gate of the PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant on December 8, 2004 at 12 noon to demand immediate closure of the plant. Two days ago Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Sophie Maxwell held a press conference to announce a deal had allegedly been reached with the California “Independent System Operator” to close the PG&E Hunters Point power plant and Mirant’s Potrero plant. In fact, there is no such agreement, no date, no contract, nothing binding whatsoever. Also, neither PG&E or Mirant have agreed to close their plants. In addition, even if there was a binding deal, this is a back room that allows the PG&E plant to keep operating for at least another 14 months…probably lots longer. Even the ISO has said they might change the agreement at a later date. And this morning we learned that PG&E has already thrown a monkey wrench into the deal, stating that the Jefferson-Martin transmission line that the ISO wants completed before they will ok the shutdown of the Hunters Point plant will possibly be delayed beyond Spring of 2006….in other words, more delays, more broken promises, more asthma and more environmental racism. Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, the Huntersview Tenants Association, All Hollows Garden Residents Association and Community First Coalition have issued a call for a major Community Action to Close the PG&E Hunters Point power plant NOW. The action will take place at the front gate of the power plant at 12 noon on December 8. Our theme is: “If the government won’t, then the people will, close the power plant. Please endorse the December 8 action by calling or emailing us back…and hope to see you all at the front gate. For Immediate Release--November 9, 2004 Greenaction and Community Groups Denounce “Action Plan” to Allegedly Close Hunters Point & Potrero Power Plants Backroom Deal Allows Continued Operation of Polluting Power Plants Contact: Marie Harrison, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice (415) 248-5010 Tessie Ester, Huntersview Tenants Association (415) 821-2873 San Francisco, CA -- Residents and community groups were shocked and dismayed by an announcement by Mayor Newsom and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that the City had reached an agreement with the California Independent System Operator to allegedly close the PG&E Hunters Point and Mirant Power Plants by 2007. Contrary to claims that this deal will close the power plants, it in fact pushes back the promised closure date for the PG&E power plant, and contains absolutely no guarantees whatsoever that either the PG&E Hunters Point power plant or Mirant’s Potrero plant will be closed. Both companies can apply for new permits and would be allowed to continue operating even if the California ISO removes the “reliability must run contracts.” “How stupid do they think we are?” asked Marie Harrison, Greenaction Community Organizer for Bayview Hunters Point. “They’ve extended the life of this killer plant one more time and they’re crowing about it. Not only will this deal not guarantee closure of these dirty plants, but the date for the PG&E Hunters Point plant has just been unacceptably extended.” Southeast San Francisco Community groups were dismayed that Supervisor Sophie Maxwell would endorsed such a plan. “We’ve been sold down the river by our leaders. We’re very disappointed in her for lying to us this way. Has she forgotten that she lives in our community too?” asked Tessie Ester, President of the Huntersview Tenants Association. “Frankly, I’m just disgusted with our City.” Greenaction and Community Groups announced that in response to this outrageous development, we will hold a community action at the front gate of the PG&E Hunters Point Power Plant on December 8, 2004 at 12 noon to demand immediate closure of the plant.
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