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BAY AREA ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS RALLY TO DEMAND HALT OF POLLUTING POWER PLANT PROJECT
Thu May 01, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

Advocates and policymakers come together for anti-power plant rally.


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20 Environmental & Social Justice Organizations, Public Officials Demand Halt To Polluting Power Plant Project
Mon May 05, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

5/5/2008 press release by community activists Eric Brooks and Marie Harrison described a rally by twenty environmental, civic, and social justice organizations demanding the halt of plants to build new fossil fuel power plants in San Francisco.


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SAN FRANCISCO TO VOTE ON NEW POLLUTING POWER PLANTS FOR ITS SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOODS
Mon May 12, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

San Francisco Board of Supervisors consider vote on a plan to build four new fossil fuel-burning power plants in and around the City’s environmental justice communities of Bayview-Hunters Point and Potrero Hill.


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SAN FRANCISCO SEEKS TO DELAY VOTE ON NEW POLLUTING POWER PLANTS FOR ITS SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOODS
Tue May 13, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

Mayor Gavin Newsom calls upon the Board of Supervisors to postpone its scheduled May 13 vote on a $273 million proposal to build four new fossil fuel power plants in the Southeast sector of San Francisco.


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CITY EMPLOYEES FANNING THE FLAMES OF SAN FRANCISCO POWER PLANT DEBATE
Tue May 20, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) staff send emails fanning the flames of the San Francisco power plant debate. Emails show that pro-power plant letters from state regulators as well as meetings with San Francisco Supervisors was actually orchestrated by SFPUC staff.


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POWER PLANT DEBATE ANTICIPATED AT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Tue May 20, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

Board of Supervisors again considers a controversial proposal to replace the City’s aging Potrero Power Plant with three smaller power plants between Bayview-Hunters Point and Potrero and a fourth power plant at San Francisco International Airport. On May 13 the Board voted 10-1 to postpone its decision.


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SAN FRANCISCO SET TO VOTE ON POWER PLANTS NOW DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY STATE REGULATORS
Tue Jun 03, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the twice-delayed $273 million proposal to build four new fossil fuel-burning power plants. This vote should take into account the California Independent System Operator’s recent reversal of its position that such power plants were necessary.


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SF PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS URGED TO CANCEL $273 MILLION POWER PLANT CONTRACT
Mon Jul 21, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) considers upcoming vote on a resolution that would rescind the controversial contract to build new fossil fuel-burning power plants in Southeast San Francisco. Residents and activists are expected to turn out at the SFPUC to urge that the power plant contract be cancelled before the Board of the Supervisors votes on the contract, as the SFPUC commissioners will be discharged of their duties on July 31 pursuant to Proposition E that was passed by San Francisco voters in June.


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SF PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION CANCELS POWER PLANT CONTRACT
Wed Jul 23, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, by a 3-0 vote, rescinds the contract to build new power plants in Southeast San Francisco.


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SAN FRANCISCO POWER PLANT BACK IN PLAY?
Mon Oct 27, 2008Environmental JusticeHow To Stop A Power Plant

Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Sophie Maxwell are expected to vote down the Mayor’s legislation and implement the Maxwell power plant ordinance. Supervisor Peskin’s power plant would then become the only means of shutting down the Potrero Power Plant, condemning residents of low-income, mostly minority Southeast San Francisco to at least twenty to thirty more years of power plant pollution.


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