Pali Post would serve the community better if it searched its own archives for the many, many articles written previously about the LADWP’s doomed plan to build a power station in Marquez before running an incomplete, simplistic article like the one published on January 12.
The community could then meaningfully learn about all of the reasons why the LADWP tried to do this before, and failed miserably—including that its own experts have deemed the site geologically unstable and “fatally flawed.”
Putting a massive, open-top power station in a canyon deemed the highest-possible fire risk on geologically unstable ground does not serve anyone’s best interests, let alone the children, staff and wildlife who are in the area every day.
Countless civic leaders have agreed, as has the LAUSD. The community even voted, and rejected the LADWP’s plans.
Any proponents of reliable energy should be clamoring for the LADWP to stop wasting everyone’s time by waging battles it has repeatedly lost and instead direct LADWP to find a viable solution. Marquez is not it.
Niloofar Bina Shepherd
(Editor’s note: Coverage of the January 18 scoping
meeting will be in next week’s paper, January 26.)
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