Carlsbad Power Plant: POC advocated against CPUC approval of the development of a new gas power plant on Carlsbad, CA. In coalition with the Center for Biological Diversity, POC continues this fight at the California Court of Appeals. Read more
LA Basin/Alamitos Power Plant: POC is supporting the efforts of Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust and Powers Engineering in challenging CPUC approval of the contracts for multiple power plants on the banks of the Los Angeles River. The Trust and POC Board Member Bill Powers advocated at the CPUC against this project and have now challenged the CPUC approval at the California Court of Appeals.
Tule Wind Farm: For many years POC has fought the development of McCain Valley virgin wild lands and prime breeding habitat for golden eagles into a death trap for birds. POC is challenging the California State Lands Commission to deny a lease for this inefficient, destructive project. Read more
POC Advocacy at the Public Utilities Commission:
WEMA Fire Recovery: POC is fighting SD&G’s attempts to increase utilities rates so that it can “recover” the costs of the Witch, Guejito, and Rice fires, all of which were caused by SDG&E’s negligence! Read more
Wood to Steel: The CPUC recently approved this proposal for the unnecessary replacement of over 1000 power line poles at the cost of over half a billion dollars to be born unfairly by ratepayers, wild lands, and wildlife. POC has fought this project at the CPUC for years and is awaiting response to its application for rehearing.
Moorpark: Newbury Transmission Line: POC is supporting the efforts of the Center for Biological Diversity to prevent the CPUC from approving the remaining construction on a transmission line most of which was already built through backyards, farm yards, and endangered species critical habitat with no environmental review in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act. Read more
San Diego Gas Pipeline: POC is seeking to prevent SD&E from dodging required safety testing of a currently operating gas pipeline and gaining CPUC approval to construct an unneeded new gas pipeline through habitat for dozens of at-risk wildlife species. Read more