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PRESS RELEASE & MEDIA ADVISORY
COPS and COALITION TO DECOMMISSION SAN ONOFRE
Stop the San Onofre $3.3B Nuclear Bailout!
Ratepayer Advocates Host Public Meeting In San Diego
WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3-4:30pm
(Please note ending time change to allow attendees to also attend San Onofre CEP meeting in Oceanside).
WHERE: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway , San Diego CA 92108 (Next to IKEA)
SAN DIEGO (2014-07-15) – Opponents to the proposed $3.3 billion San Onofre settlement will host a public meeting in San Diego to shine a bright light on the back-room settlement and explain why it is a ratepayer rip-off. The meeting will be held at the Mission Valley branch of the San Diego Public Library, located next to IKEA in mission valley, Thursday July 17, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The public is welcome but seating is limited to the first 100 attendees. Doors open at 2:45, so arrive early to get a seat.
Ratepayer advocates will make presentations and open up the floor to comments. Speakers include Ray Lutz, National Coordinator for COPS, and Mike Aguirre, counsel for a party in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) San Onofre proceedings. In addition to the public, all candidates, elected and appointed officials are invited to attend, as this settlement will push up utility costs even higher than sky-high costs already a fact of life in California.
The CPUC held a public meeting in Costa Mesa, 35 miles north of the San Onofre Nuclear Station, but have refused to also hold a public meeting in San Diego County.
“The worst thing about the settlement agreement is the fact that the CPUC investigation into the failure at San Onofre is stopped dead,” said Ray Lutz, national coordinator for COPS. Key clips of the cross examination (including Peevey's outburst) can be found on YouTube at this URL: http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1444
A video version of the presentation by COPS can be viewed on line at
Ratepayer advocates request that the public communicate their displeasure with the bailout settlement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event – please join and get on the list of attendees
The Coalition to Decommission San Onofre is a project of Citizens Oversight, Inc. also known as Citizens Oversight Projects, or COPS. Ray Lutz is a founder of the organization, which focuses on promoting civic engagement, and has been involved in many success stories, including helping to stop the expansion of Blackwater in San Diego County and the shut down of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, of course with the involvement of the local community in each case.