The El Centro City Council has taken a united stance against the building of two power plants in Mexicali and the natural gas pipeline that will run through the Imperial Valley and serve as the fuel source for those plants.
The Brawley City Council and county Board of Supervisors have taken a similar stance against one of the power plants.
We agree with the councils and we urge other government agencies — councils, chambers of commerce and more — that have not addressed the issue to come out strongly against the projects.
We are convinced the plants will be harmful to the Imperial Valley. We also think that Mexicali was chosen for those facilities because the plant owners thought people here and in Mexicali would put up less of a fight than people along the coast.
If there are any local government agencies that have not analyzed the matter, they should. We are not asking public officials to blindly adopt resolutions against the projects. We are asking that they review the matter and reach their own conclusions. We understand that county air quality officials are giving presentations to governing agencies throughout the Valley. Once those presentations are given we hope to see action.