The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday will again consider opposing proposed transmission lines and the North Baja Pipeline Project, which would support power-generating plants under construction in Mexicali.
Owners of the power plants, San Diego-based Sempra Energy Resources and Intergen Aztec Energy of Boston, plan to import electrical power from Mexico into California. According to the county Air Pollution Control District, pollution from the plants will have a negative impact on residents of the Imperial and Mexicali valleys.
The pipeline would provide natural gas fuel for the plants. The transmission lines will carry electricity from the power plants to San Diego. Both lines are planned to be built partially in Imperial County.
In September, Supervisor Joe Maruca requested a resolution against the power plants and any new permits for future plants.
The other four county supervisors did not support Maruca's proposal, hoping a meeting with Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, would put pressure on Intergen to use air-pollution controls that meet California air quality standards. The Hunter meeting produced no tangible results.