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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ACT NOW: Stop Sunrise Powerlink through the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
CWC's battle to stop the Sunrise Powerlink from cutting through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and threatening its natural, cultural, and recreational resources is heating up. Critical public hearings are being held at the end of February. It is imperative that we have a strong showing.
For some background information on the Sunrise Powerlink project, click here to read an article in CWC's Spring 2006 Wilderness Record. (Note: file opens in pdf format)

PLEASE mark you calendar, bring your friends, and plan on attending one or more of the hearings:
February 25, 2008 (Monday) @ 6:30 p.m. Pine ValleyMountain Empire High School3305 Buckman Springs Rd., 91962
February 26, 2008 (Tuesday) @ 1:00 pm Borrego SpringsBorrego Springs Resort1112 Tilting T Drive, 92004
February 26, 2008 (Tuesday) @ 6:30 pm RamonaCharles Nunn Performing Arts Center1521 Hanson Lane. 92065

For more information, contact Monica Argandoña, CWC's Desert Program Director, at (909) 946-1855. Or click here to email Monica.

Things you can do to help:
* Write letters to the editors of newspapers.* Write or call your public officials - local, state and national. Let them hear from you! * Go to the public hearings. Make sure that your voice is heard.
Helpful tips, contact information and talking points about how to write a letter to the editor are outlined below.

Write to : San Diego Union-Tribune and North County Times
Note: Letters must be less than 150 words and include full name, address and phone number.

Talking Points:
1) All three of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink routes have potentially unacceptable impacts on environmental, cultural, and recreational resources in the Cleveland National Forest and rural San Diego County.
2) There are potential negative effects to wildlife, including large raptors, the federally-listed endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep, and golden eagles.
3) Sunrise Powerlink promises to deliver imported, fossil-fueled power that will add to global warming. And, it is a bad deal for ratepayers.
4) The safe, sensible approach to regional energy planning is to increase local production, not build more risky transmission lines.

EMAIL US AT: TEL: (510) 451-1450

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