November 6, 2009
Letter from the Sierra Club to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Regarding White Stallion Energy Center:
Selected quotes follow:
The Sierra Club recommends:
- That this permit be denied due to the public interest and environmental impacts that the proposal will cause, as outlined in these comments.
- If the permit is not denied then the Corps must prepare a draft EIS and provide a public comment period before a final EIS is completed.
- All jurisdictional waters of the United States and non-jurisdictional wetlands must be avoided or mitigated at least 8:1 for forested wetlands and 4:1 for freshwater wetlands.
- The permit application should be withdrawn until all information identified in these Sierra Club comments is placed in the permit application public notice and the public and decision-makers have a 30-day opportunity to review, comment on, and understand the full, cumulative, environmental impacts of this proposal.