County Supervisor Joe Maruca plans to bring a resolution opposing future border power plants in Mexico to the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
Emissions from the power plants would contribute to ozone pollution, posing a serious threat to the health of people on both sides of the border, stated a report last spring from county Air Pollution Control Officer Steve Birdsall.
The two plants, by San Diego-based Sempra Energy Resources and InterGen Aztec Energy of Boston, are being built to provide electrical power to Mexico and California.
Maruca delayed the resolution last week because he wanted to reword it to include condemning a natural gas pipeline that would serve the power plants. The pipeline is being built along the Mexico-Imperial County border.