Welcome to The Protect Our Communities Foundation website.
Featured pages on our website:
Progress Report - For updates on our progress in fighting the Sunrise Powerlink and other projects we are pursuing.
Sunrise Powerlink Issues - More information about this project, including our map showing the “true story” of the transmission line.
POC Blog - Current news and events related to energy issues.
Support POC - As a non-profit 501(c)(3) we rely on donations to fund our mission.
About Us - Meet the POC Board and staff.
November 14, 2011 POC New Update
POC’s lawsuit against the BLM is currently in the Ninth Circuit Courts, and our Opening Brief has been filed. We are waiting for SDG&E and BLM’s response by the end of November. At that time we will file a Reply, and then the court will schedule a hearing. Stay tuned for information about when the hearing will take place.
Regarding the Forest Service lawsuit, we are waiting for the ruling in District Court on our preliminary injunction appeal. If this is denied, we will appeal to the Ninth Circuit.
We also have litigation against the State Water Board regarding Sunrise Powerlink. At this time our lawyer is working on the Opening Trial Brief which will be filed in Sacramento Superior Court.
In the meantime, unfortunately, construction continues on all fronts for the Sunrise Powerlink. The County issued a variance to allow helicopter flights on Sundays and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Due to numerous complaints from residents in El Monte Valley and Carveacre, some of these allowances have been retracted. If you have a noise complaint regarding Sunday helicopter activity, please write to the county:
County of San Diego
Department of Planning and Land Use
5201 Ruffin Rd., Ste B
San Diego, CA 92123-1666
Thanks for your continued support as we continue to fight against these industrial energy projects in San Diego’s beautiful backcountry.
Contact Us: You can contact us at any time with questions, ideas, or to volunteer to work with us.