TIME CHANGE*9:00 AM,FRIDAY. 4/11* SANDAG Board Decision on Sunrise Powerlink@ Wells Fargo Bank Bldg., 401 B St. building parking paid, Thanks, Martha Sullivan

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 6:30 PM
FROM MARTHA SULLIVAN:

TIME CHANGE:9:00 AM*FRIDAY 4/11 SANDAG Board Decision on Sunrise Powerlink@ Wells Fargo Bank Bldg., 401 B St. building parking paid
We need 100 people there, ready to speak! Martha


Dear Friends,

SANDAG MEETING ON FRIDAY APRIL 11TH

TIME: 9:00 AM ? 12 NOON (not 10 AM as earlier noticed)

LOCATION: Wells Fargo Bank Bldg., 401 B Street, building parking paid

NEED: PLEASE! We need 100 people there, ready to speak! This is a very critical meeting to convince our Mayors and other Members of SANDAG to not focus on just transmission for our energy needs, as mandated by SANGAG?S Regional Energy Strategy for 2030.

This is an excellent opportunity to point out to our elected officials and others that "rooftop solar" power generation is NOT "pie-in-the-sky" as often dismissed -- (following from a recent Sierra Club Smart Energy Campaign Alert)

"Recently, Governor Schwarzenegger participated in a press event to unveil the nation's largest rooftop solar installation [by Southern California Edison, to our north]. A press release from his office noted that projects like this are key to achieving California's renewable energy goals. The release also said that solar power 'is electricity that produces no greenhouse gases, burns no fossil fuels and requires no new transmission lines.' { And this project will power about 160,000 households!]

"The Governor is right on target in recognizing the excellent merits of rooftop solar as a smart energy solution, however this position seems to conflict with his support of the unnecessary, fossil-fueled Sunrise Powerlink. Remember, according to the State's Draft Environmental Impact Report, the construction alone of Sunrise Powerlink will increase greenhouse gas emissions, a major cause of global warming. This proposal is clearly out of sync with the Governor's vision to reduce global warming greenhouse gases as outlined in his landmark legislation, AB32."

The same goes for the SANDAG Board of Directors even considering approving a San Diego County Transmission Policy which embraces Sunrise Powerlink. A majority of the BOARD members have come out publicly in favor of Sunrise Powerlink, many before even the Draft EIR/S was published.

This is yet another case of our elected leaders needing OUR leadership. Please be sure to join me this Friday at 9a to make our collective voices heard and help our region make the transition to clean, renewable and locally-generated energy. As Southern California Edison is demonstrating, the technology to do so is there NOW, we just need the public will and leadership to USE it. To check out who YOUR SANDAG Board Member is, see:
http://www.sandag.org/index.asp?fuseaction=about.board

THANK YOU for your consideration -- even if you don't want to speak on Friday morning, come to show support for those of us who do!

If you'd like to carpool from the Del Mar area (at the west end of the 56, just north of the 5/805 split), let me know ASAP.

THANK YOU for your consideration, and please pass this along!

Martha Sullivan

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