For the second time in four months, Imperial County has not been notified of an important deadline on two power plants being built in Mexicali.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is scheduled to have a hearing today in Washington, D.C., to certify an environmental study and report on a natural gas pipeline that will be partially located in the county. The pipeline will provide fuel to power plants owned by San Diego-based Sempra Energy Resources and Intergen Aztec Energy of Boston.
The companies plan to import electrical power to California from their power plants in Mexico. According to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, pollution from the plants will have a negative effect on the health of county residents.
The county Board of Supervisors wants to comment on the environmental report but only learned of the hearing Tuesday.
The supervisors approved an emergency letter to the commission stating the board strongly objects to the certification of the study and report.