Bechtel-Shell want you to think this project would be good
for Vallejo and good for Vallejo citizens. But in trying to win you over, they
are stretching the truth and only providing you with a fraction of the information
you need to know to make a decision that will affect your families' health and
|B-S claim their gas plant would be
the best way to generate money and bring new business to Vallejo.||Focusing
on safe and healthy development will bring worthwhile businesses to Vallejo that
do not risk our health, quality of life, safety, property values or our beautiful
city. Any new business on Mare Island will generate tax dollars for the
city -- it doesn't have to be a heavy or toxic industry. |
|Citizens for LNG Feasibility
Study is a concerned community group.
||Citizens for LNG Feasibility
Study is a group actually orchestrated and funded by Bechtel-Shell
in an attempt to create the illusion of local support to counter
the groundswell of legitimate, grassroots community opposition.
|B-S claim Vallejoans could get 1,000
temporary construction jobs and 100 new permanent jobs from the plants. ||What
these corporations don't like to say is that most of the 1,000 jobs will go to
union members from outside of Vallejo, and will last less than three years. The
100 permanent jobs will go to highly skilled, trained professionals. This is no
blue collar operation. This is no training ground for our youth. Most of us can't
qualify for these jobs! We want businesses that offer reliable, safe, long-term
employment for our citizens. |
|B-S claim that the availability
of reliable, economic energy in Vallejo will attract more businesses
to the city.
businesses and residents will receive no cost break on energy from Bechtel/Shell.
According to the Calif. Independent System Operator, all energy generated at the
gas plant would go directly to the California power grid. We would have to purchase
power generated on Mare Island at fair market value, just like every other Californian.
The corporations cannot offer "energy incentives" for businesses to
choose Vallejo over other California cities.|
|B-S claim their feasibility study
is in the interest of Vallejo's citizens.
study will only determine what's best for them. Our interests
were represented by the Vallejoans who worked for years on the
Mare Island Reuse Plan. The site Bechtel/Shell now wants for
its gas plant was designated in the Reuse Plan as a regional
park for our families to enjoy for years to come.