by Amanda Witherell
Ahh, this is so good. I almost don't want to point it out, but hey, we hardly get any laughs when it comes to PG&E.
The corporation recently revived its dormant "Close it Coalition," a fake grassroots community group they cooked up to show the $12 billion company really cares about the pollution their power plant was spewing into the southeast neighborhoods. Now they're opposed to the city's plan to build its own peaker power plant there because of, they claim, the pollution in "our" neighborhood. Most likely they're really against it because it would be owned by the city and not them, but read this Wednesday's issue for more on that.
Anyway they printed up a bunch of mailers that were sent to the Potrero neighborhood, inviting folks to join the Close It Coalition and oppose the new peakers. They also invite you to their website: www.closeitcoalition.org.
Which means they're calling themselves greenwashers. Ha ha. Dorks. My work here is done.
In other greenwashing news: we also heard they nominated themselves for an environmental justice award from the EPA. In the words of our source on that tidbit, "Who nominates themselves for an award?"