The county Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to discuss the potential impacts to Imperial County from the building of two power generating plants in the Mexicali area.
The board meets in open session at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro. The public hearing is at 1 p.m.
A report submitted to the board by county Air Pollution Control Officer Stephen Birdsall warns of the potential health impacts from the two plants and suggests there might be another two plants being considered, including a coal-fired plant.
The report states the "power plants pose a serious threat to the health of citizens on both sides of the border and to the economy of the Imperial Valley."