Dear Ocean Guardians:
Now that corporations and Washington D.C. have started claiming our coast for wave energy development, we must take a stand. We are called on behalf of our beloved Mendocino coast and the organisms inhabiting the vast and mighty ocean, source of all life on our Earth.
We embrace a focused intention to protect our Coast from unwieldy, untested, potentially polluting and environmentally disasterous renewable energy development, including wave energy development — most importantly wave energy device deployment without best-practice and thorough environmental testing and/or appropriate consent of related government organizations (i.e. local, state, county, coastal commission, environmental overseeing groups, fishermen organizations, etc.).
Our goal in protecting the ocean demands an Immediate Moratorium on all deployment, permits, studies and reservations of wave energy development rights on the Coast of Mendocino, whether it be in state or federal waters. This moratorium is called in response to PG&E’s Preliminary Permit with FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Committee) that gives PG&E (and their consultants) the right to “study” our coast without OUR participation, judgment or care!
We shall not be shut out of this process!
Let us come together to protect our coast and defend it now!
To learn more about topics related to Wave Energy Development and the Mendocino coast, please go to MendoCoastCurrent at http://MendoCoastCurrent.wordpress.com; email laurelkrause “at” gmail.com.