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|TEACH-IN and WALK-OUT - Chabot College, Hayward|
|Date||Thursday May 05|
|Time||12:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|Chabot College, Hayward|
|Organizer/Author||christine m. warda|
Chabot College faculty and students will host a teach-in and demonstrate against Calpine's proposed power plant in Hayward. This power plant was proposed during the energy "crisis" and is a step backward for all interested in sustainable, environmentally-friendly energy production. Please join us!
As you may or may not be aware, Texas-based energy company Calpine is planning to build a highly polluting natural gas power plant on the Hayward shoreline: the "Russell City Energy Center." An environmental impact analysis showed that Chabot College will be ground zero for the pollution that will be generated by the plant, due to the prevalent direction of winds from the Bay.
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, together with many Hayward residents and environmental and social justice organizations, has been fighting this proposed plant for several years. The ammonia, particulate matter, and other toxic substances the plant will spew out have been shown to have long-term health consequences for anyone living, working, or attending school within a three-mile radius of the plant, with the most severe health consequences affecting children (and there are numerous schools and preschools in this area, as well as Chabot and its daycare center). At present, the case is in line to be considered by the 9th District Court of Appeals in SF.
Concerned students, faculty, staff and community members are organizing a teach-in at Chabot to educate the public about the facts around this plant, on Tuesday, May 3 at noon. A large-scale march against the plant is being organized for Thursday, May 5 also at noon. Both events will begin on the Chabot campus. Please see the attached fact sheet for more information. This is an issue that affects anyone connected with this campus, and anyone with family in the area.
For more information, please contact Alisa Klevens at aklevens [at] chabotcollege.edu Other contact information, and information on our Facebook site, is in the attached document.