Articles Tagged With ‘Morro Bay Power Plant’

Morro Bay group submits signatures for initiative blocking industrialization

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Morro Bay citizens group has submitted the signatures needed to put an initiative on a future ballot to stop the industrialization of the city’s waterfront.  Citizens for Estero Bay Preservation, a group of Morro Bay residents... (Continue reading)

Will Morro Bay Power Plant sell soon?

Energy firm Dynegy announced Tuesday that it did not succeed in a search for a buyer for the Morro Bay Power Plant, but the company likely faces pressure to eventually unload the closed facility. [Tribune] A Dynegy spokesman said the... (Continue reading)

Fire breaks out at Morro Bay Power Plant

A fire broke out at Morro Bay Power Plant Thursday morning and burned some of the plant’s vents. [KSBY] The fire occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. while workers at the plant were taking apart machinery, according to Morro Bay fire... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay blast deemed firework-like device

A blast that prompted a series of 911 calls in Morro Bay Sunday night was caused by a high-powered, improvised firework device, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. [Tribune] The illegal device sounded around 10:07 p.m. Sunday and created... (Continue reading)

Explosion reported at Morro Bay Power Plant

The Morro Bay Police Department received several reports of an explosion at the recently closed Morro Bay Power Plant Sunday night. [KSBY] Individuals reported hearing an explosion and seeing a flash and smoke near the front of the power plant... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Harbor Board weighs alleged misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Morro Bay Harbor Advisory Board discussed allegations Thursday that the city misappropriated funds from the outfall lease agreement for the Morro Bay Power Plant. For nearly a decade, owners of the Morro Bay Power Plant have... (Continue reading)

State commission investigating Morro Bay for misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles detailing allegations of misappropriation of funds and questionable lease agreements promoted by Morro Bay officials. The California State Lands Commission is investigating the city of Morro... (Continue reading)

Power plant closure costing Morro Bay, APCD

The city of Morro Bay and the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District will lose more than $1 million in combined annual income upon the closure of the Morro Bay Power Plant. [Tribune] Officials with energy company Dynegy,... (Continue reading)