By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Protesters in Santee and Mission Trails Regional park opposed the pipeline; Preserve Wild Santee
June 22, 2018 (Santee) – By a unanimous vote, the California Public Utilities Commission has denied SDG&E/Sempra Energy’s request to build a 47-mile, three-foot diameter gas pipeline known as Line 3602, which would have replaced the aging Line 1600. The new line would have run through neighborhoods in San Diego’s North County and could also have impacted Mission Trails Regional Park and Sycamore Canyon preserves.
Activists reacted with joy, while SDG&E voiced disappointment. The utility had argued that the pipeline was necessary for safety and reliability. But the CPUC rejected those arguments, based on the utility’s projections for natural gas supply and the CPUC natural gas reliability standards, 10 News reports.