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Coyote Calpine Power Plant: What do "they" say about the Crockett Power Plant? -- August 1, 1999

Calpine and Bechtel staff recommended to our community that we make personal viewings of the Crockett power plant, the nearest "clean burning" power plant in the immediate Bay Area, to establish a comparative frame of reference to the Coyote Calpine plant. I made such a visit to the area on Sunday, August 1, 1999. The results are very interesting.

(1) C&H Sugar refinery 1 block from plant.  Plant uses steam energy purchased from refinery.
(1) C&H Sugar refinery 1 block from plant. Plant uses steam energy purchased from refinery.
(15) Front of power plant.  It is water stained, dirty and in much need of a new paint job.
(15) Front of power plant. It is water stained, dirty and in much need of a new paint job.
(16) Power plant from Loring Avenue 1/2 block away showing view blockage.
(16) Power plant from Loring Avenue 1/2 block away showing view blockage.
(17) Power plant from upper Loring Avenue showing blockage of view.
(17) Power plant from upper Loring Avenue showing blockage of view.
(13) View of plant from 1 block up the hill showing blockage of view.  This is what folks see when looking out their window or from street level.
(14) Side view of power plant from Loring Avenue just as arrivin

Homes on Loring Avenue right across from plant. Photos do not show broken sidewalks, dilapidated condition of older homes all needing repair. All rentals, very depressed area.

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Nicer homes built away from plant.

(8) Nicer homes about 3-4 miles from plant. This one is about 6-7 miles away.
(8) Nicer homes about 3-4 miles from plant. This one is about 6-7 miles away.
(9) Nicer homes about 2-3 miles from plant.
(9) Nicer homes about 2-3 miles from plant.
(10) Nicer homes about 2-3 miles from plant.
(10) Nicer homes about 2-3 miles from plant.
(13) View of plant from 1 block up the hill showing blockage of view.  This is what folks see when looking out their window or from street level.
(13) View of plant from 1 block up the hill showing blockage of view. This is what folks see when looking out their window or from street level.
(11) Another view of the little park built next to plant - it's located across the street.  Plants in foreground area a median landscape part of park (see next photo).
(11) Another view of the little park built next to plant - it's located across the street. Plants in foreground area a median landscape part of park (see next photo).
(12) View of plant showing the little park they constructed next to plant.  Emphasis on little.
(12) View of plant showing the little park they constructed next to plant. Emphasis on "little."

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