SDG&E SUNRISE POWERLINK
Impacts to Deerhorn Valley & Neighboring Areas
LATEST NEWS ARTICLES ON SUNRISE POWERLINK APPROVAL (7/18/2010)
SAN DIEGO 6-NEWS: Those Against Powerlink Say They Will Fight It In Court
SAN DIEGO - The Sunrise Powerlink has been drawing opposition from day one. Opponents have been packing meetings, they've written songs they've staged concerts and even made a film.
Will Metz, the superintendent of the Cleveland National Forest approved the project this week, which means SDG&E now has the green light to move forward and begin construction. But those against the project say their fight is far from over.
"Anytime they say that there is no risk from fires, they're lying," says Lakeside resident Laura Cyphert. She claims SDG&E is building the project for political reasons and is not recognizing the true environmental impacts the project will have. Cyphert lost her house in the 2003 Witch Creek fire. She was able to rebuild her home in the same spot. She says she's concerned the Powerlink will pose a wildfire threat. She doesn't believe the actual line will spark a fire, instead she believes the line will pose as an obstacle for firefighters.
"The project will predictably start a catastrophic fire once every ten years. That's not just my opinion, that is in black and white in an 11,000 page environmental report," says Cyphert.
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob is also strongly against the project. "It's not for San Diego. It's not going to provide renewables over that line. There's no guarantee that will happen," says Jacob. Jacob is confident the facts and evidence will back her side up in court.
"I'm anxious to get this into Court before a judge," says Jacob.
Eastcountymagazine.org: POWERLINK APPROVED BY FOREST SERVICE; OPPONENTS VOW TO FILE LAWSUIT
LOCAL LEADERS REACT TO DECISION WITH SHOCK & AWE
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE: Powerlink booster may have powered up too soon
Official was lobbying within 10 months of leaving the state