I am writing on behalf of the whales who meander through these ocean waters, gifting us with their amazing performances, and all of the sea life that has flourished here thanks to the wonderful environmental protections put in place on the Central Coast. We live in one of the most spectacularly gorgeous areas in the world, mostly because of the pristine beaches, waters, and scenic surroundings. Many of our incomes are based on this surrounding beauty.
I am horrified that a corporation can bully its way through the regulations that protect this pristine environment. PG&E will affect not only those of us on the Central Coast, but each of us on this planet by doing a massive amount of damage to all of the sea life in its wake. We are all connected on this great planet and need to value the lives of others as we do our own species, which I recognize we don’t do well either, but there undoubtedly needs to be a change. We cannot keep condoning this destructive path we are on or we will no longer be living on a habitable planet.
PG&E will be blasting guns at 250 Db. That is equal to an atomic bomb blasting off every hour on the hour for 80 days. Would you like to undergo that sort of noise in your neighborhood? All this because a nuclear power plant overdue to retire soon wants to extend its life. Forgot to mention it was built on the San Andreas Fault line, plus a few more, it seems.
This is all about to begin in November, but it needs to be stopped! If this is all being done in the name of oil—oops! I mean safety—then let’s do this right and invest the $64 million in renewable, safe energy sources rather than killing innocent whales to learn only that we are indeed on a couple of fault lines. The time for change is now! My vote is to protect the sea, without question!
Please don’t let this happen here on the Central Coast. This devastation will be on your conscience if it does.