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  Video documentary distributed to CPUC is now online

October 23, 2008 (San Diego, CA) - Stubborn
Mule Productions and Backcountry Against the Dump, Inc. announce that “A
Question of Power” is now available online.

This one-hour locally produced grassroots documentary about the ongoing battle
over the 150-mile “Sunrise Powerlink” transmission line proposed
by San Diego Gas & Electric was premiered recently in Escondido.  

“We were pleased that the audience enjoyed the documentary, but more
importantly, they universally praised the work for its comprehensiveness in
following this three year battle over the largest infrastructure project ever
planned for San Diego, “ said Donna Tisdale, who produced the documentary.  “There
are more large-scale projects connected with this power line than people realize.  It
is not the green project that SDG&E's PR machine claims.  Folks
need to see this documentary to understand the even greater scope of the project
than previously reported.”

Tisdale, a 19-year member and chair of the Boulevard Planning Group, in the
southern end of the county, and president of the non-profit group Backcountry
Against the Dump, said she has distributed the documentary to the California
Public Unities Commissioners and the two administrative law judges who will
decide on the line in the next month or two. She has also, at SDG&E’s
request, provided the utility with the link to the documentary.

“The CPUC needs to know how big the grassroots movement is against this
line and how much people will resent any decision that ignores San Diegans
and what they want for their energy future. Folks certainly don’t want
this line even if it avoids the Anza-Borrego State Park.  They don’t
want it because they know there are better ideas to get our energy and common
sense says we should be able to make use of them.” 

The documentary supports the idea of local photovoltaic rooftop arrays, and
other renewable energy sources for San Diego’s energy supply.  The
line would cost California ratepayers between $1.5 and $7 billion according
to various estimates.

Stubborn Mule Productions is the production arm of Backcountry
Against the Dump, Inc., a 501(c)(4) non-profit public benefit corporation.

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