From: “Congressman Duncan Hunter” <CA52DHima@mail.house.gov>
March 30, 2012
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the proposed Quail Brush Generation Project. I welcome the opportunity to respond to you on this important issue.
I am aware of San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) application to the California Energy Commission (CEC) to build a gas-fired power plant, and have heard many concerns from the residents of Santee regarding this matter. As you indicated, representatives from the CEC held a workshop this past week to hear from concerned residents. My schedule as a Member of Congress required that I be in Washington, D.C., so I was not able to attend the meetings in San Diego this week.
Further, my role as a federal legislator limits my involvement in this issue as it is currently being considered on the state and local level.
However, I do understand that the Santee City Council voted unanimously on a resolution Wednesday, voicing opposition to the plant. Also, San Diego planning commissioners have delayed a decision to potentially change the zoning of the site while the CEC still considers the permit request.
I believe it is imperative that any effort to develop energy resources must be performed with the safety of the public and environment in mind. In the past, I have opposed projects that would adversely affect private property owners and are not in the best interest of our community. Regardless, I will continue to monitor the developments of this issue as it affects Santee, and should the matter extend to the federal level, I will keep your concerns firmly in mind.
Thank you once again for contacting me. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Member of Congress
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