National Plug-In Day a Huge Success!

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Electric cars and plug-in hybrids were celebrated and demonstrated in 65 cities Sunday, Sept. 25, as National Plug In Day saw its biggest success ever. From Times Square in New York to the Automobile Driving Museum close to the Pacific Ocean in El Segundo, Calif., thousands of people turned out to see, feel and drive electric cars, many for the first time.

 

“I think we finally got the ball rolling,” said Bob Seibert, chairman of the Sierra Club's Global Warming Committee (and OCICE Board member), speaking of the current availability of EVs.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120924/green/120929892#ixzz28N34fnE5


Tell the California Coastal Commission - NO Seismic Testing off the California Coast!

The Surfrider Foundation has vowed to stop seismic testing slated to begin off the coast of Central California this November. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) proposed the tests to assess the susceptibility of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Facility to seismic activity. A 240-foot ship will tow powerful air cannons along a 50-mile stretch of the Central Coast, shooting deafening underwater explosions (upward of 250 decibels) every 13 seconds for 42 straight days. This action will be catastrophic to local marine life, especially marine mammals, which rely on their sensitive auditory capabilities for communication and navigation. The takings permit for the project – the estimated amount of wildlife that could be killed – includes 15 blue whales, 13 humpback whales, 1,652 bottlenose dolphins, 1,062 California sea lions and 1,485 southern sea otters There is also the possibility of death or injusry to thousands of other marine mammals, and untold scores of fish and birds. This potential loss of wildlife is even more staggering considering it will impact areas specially designated to protect marine life.

Send a message to the Coastal Commission asking them to deny the project.

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