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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPT 20, 2001
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

Power and Profit: The History and Ethics of California's energy crisis


A discussion on the root of California's energy crisis is scheduled in October, sponsored by the Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield.

A high-watt panel will examine "Power and Profit: The History and Ethics of California's Energy Crisis" Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union's multi-purpose room.

The panel will consist of Assemblyman Dean Florez, D-Shafter; Paul Gipe, Sierra Club; Michael Hawkins, Millennium Energy; and David Eng, CSUB philosophy professor. Former Kern County Supervisor Mary K. Shell will serve as panel moderator.

"This is an important issue that Californians will face for the next several years," said Christopher Meyers, director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics. "While the immediate crises seems to be past, the implications are still there for profound impacts on California communities - environmental, economic, political and safety. We hope this dialogue will help people understand the issues and what must be done to ensure a consistent energy supply in the future, without undercutting Californians' quality of life."

Admission to the panel discussion is free, and the public is invited. Parking is also free for the discussion.

For more information, please call (661) 664-2291.


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