This letter is in response to the letter “Environmentalist questioned” by Anne Hoffman published on Dec. 9, 2004. While not at the Malibu hearing, Heal the Bay attended the afternoon hearing in Oxnard on Nov. 30 to express our significant concerns regarding impacts to water quality and biotic resources that were inadequately addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R). Heal the Bay is deeply concerned about the impacts of power generation on our coastal resources and we take great offense to the implication that we are staying clear of this issue for political reasons.
Heal the Bay has reviewed the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port DEIS/R and will be submitting comments to detail our concerns. In addition, Heal the Bay is a member of a statewide LNG working group composed of more than 15 environmental organizations as well as a local power plant working group where we expend considerable effort to ensure that impacts to marine life from the cooling water systems of coastal power plants are minimized.
I would be more than happy to share more details of Heal the Bay’s efforts to protect the environment from existing and proposed energy supply and production facilities.
Craig Shuman, staff scientist
Heal the Bay