Glendale is looking at a $500 million expansion of the Grayson Power Station that will increase emissions by 415,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, increase ozone and particulate pollution by tons, and just to generate electricity to sell to other cities. This is like adding 90,000 more gas-burning cars to Glendale roads! We have to stop the Grayson Expansion.
We need you at the council meeting on the 23rd!
The council has decided to hear arguments on stopping the Grayson project and ordering an independent review of the clean energy alternatives to the $500 million expansion. They will do this on January 23rd, 2018 at 6pm and we need to fill the council chambers with people supporting the independent review. You can address the council before their vote or just show up to show support. RSVP right here:
We also need people to write to the city council to Stop Grayson!
Besides attending the council meeting on the 23rd, the most important thing is to write personal letters that come from the heart. Be creative and show that you’re not just cutting and pasting from a form letter. Decision makers see these and it makes a difference. Go here to send an email.
The upcoming California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) 2030 deadline mandates that all publicly owned utilities including GWP procure 50 percent of their electricity from eligible renewable energy resources. The Grayson repowering project does nothing towards that goal. The power generated by the proposed Grayson plant would be 100% dirty. To meet the RPS requirements, the utility is expecting to purchase renewable power from the grid. The expansion is grossly over-sized in order to generate and sell a significant amount of energy to other utilities at a time when other utilities are also looking to move away from dirty power. We’re building an expensive dirty power plant no one wants or needs!
The utility is in the process of rolling out their polluting plans by drowning them in lengthy documents. The current step is the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). It’s 5000 pages long and the public was given the minimum 30 days to review and comment on it. The utility is now finalizing the response to the comments in order to make minimal changes to the plan and release a final EIR for approval by Glendale City Council.
Next Steps to Stop Grayson
The Glendale City Council will hear arguments to possibly delay the expansion and order an independent review of the options on January 23rd, 2018 at 6pm. RSVP here. If you can’t make it – write them a letter knowing where you stand.
The Final EIR is expected to be released in January or February
The Glendale Utility Commission is expected to review the final EIR in their February meeting and pass a recommendation for the council
The council will then vote to finalize the EIR soon after that
The council will then vote on going forward with the project after that
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