“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 – 1978)
One of the reasons I am voting for Bob Filner for Mayor is because, like many community members, he believes the proposed Quail Brush power plant is a bad idea. Bob was one of the people instrumental in forming Mission Trails Regional Park. He, like many of us, believes that it must be protected.
“There is absolutely no reason why we should be exposing our children to dangerous and life-threatening toxins and decreasing our local air quality,” Filner announced at the last San Diego Planning Commission meeting. “Mission Trails Park is a local natural treasure, enjoyed by cyclists, runners, and nature enthusiasts. It is wrong for us to knowingly harm the environmental quality of the park.”
“Installing a gas-powered plant in an area ravaged by the 2003 wildfires makes little sense. As a region, we should be investing in solar power and clean energy, not threatening our environment and the health of our communities,” said Filner. “As Mayor, I will direct the city to work with the School District, the County, and the Port to bring clean power to public buildings and to help make solar power accessible to all.”
To see the full story – “Bob Filner Joins Opposition to Quail Brush Power Plant at Planning Commission” – go to OB Rag.
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Hikers pause at the top of Cowles Mountain for a 360-degree view of San Diego. From up here, you will be able to see the proposed Quail Brush power plant squatting just outside of Mission Trails Regional Park to the west. Who wants to spend 45 minutes climbing up a steep mountain trail only to look down and see a power plant the size of a football field with eleven spewing smoke stacks?????? What kind of a legacy is this for our children and grandchildren?????? A power plant right next to a city park. What can they possibly be thinking? (They’re not thinking.)