Save North Livermore Valley has commenced a Go Fund Me campaign to fund a lawsuit to overturn Alameda County’s approval of the massive Aramis industrial solar power plant. 100% of all donations will go to the Save North Livermore Valley litigation fund.
“Our Supervisors have failed us. The only way to stop the conversion of North Livermore Valley into a barren landscape of steel, glass and silicon is to file a lawsuit,” stated Chris O’Brien, chairperson of the Save North Livermore Valley steering committee.
“I ask that all persons that care about preserving the agricultural heritage of Livermore Valley and East Alameda County contribute to the litigation fund. We, the members of the community, must provide the leadership necessary to safeguard our precious open space, scenic vistas and habitat for endangered and threatened species today and for future generations.”
While Save North Livermore Valley cannot offer any prediction on the outcome of a lawsuit, we strongly believe in the strength of our legal arguments. We will argue that Alameda County's approval of the solar projects violates state environmental law, the county's own General Plan and Zoning Code, and voter-approved initiative Measure D which preserves open space and agricultural land in rural Alameda County.
Thanks to a handful of generous donations collected so far, Save North Livermore Valley has enough to file and pursue a lawsuit. But, litigation can be complicated and often includes unexpected costs. We are seeking donations to ensure that we have all expenses covered and can take the lawsuit to the finish line.
“The financial burden of the litigation need not fall too heavily on any of us. We just all must step forward. If 1,000 people will each donate $100, or 500 persons each donate $200, we will quickly reach the goal set for the Go Fund Me campaign,” added Chris O’Brien.