The two Newberry CSD incumbent candidates
attempting to retain their seats appear to have succeeded.
Robert Springer and Jack Unger, the two directors
who were most responsible for the CSD's community betrayal with
the CSD's withdrawal of litigation that was blocking
Clearway Energy, have been rewarded for their betrayal.
Michael Matson, Sr., a political newbie, has
succeeded in his first attempt to serve on the board by nudging
out Juan Manuel Figueroa.
In the early results, all three of the leading
candidates appear to have enough of a lead over candidate Juan
Manuel Figueroa to secure their position. Figueroa operated
a lifeless campaign in which he failed to adequately introduce
The Clearway Energy solar project has been having
a devastating impact on many residents and it was expected
that the CSD incumbents allowing Clearway would be held
responsible. However, the incompetence of the CSD to properly
protect the community remains a reflection of the voter base.
The election of Michael Matson should ignite a
little spark on the board as Matson is expected to be a challenger to
the CSD's methodology of doing business.
Despite Michael Matson having opposition
to Clearway Energy, he is nonetheless open to accepting Clearway's
money for community projects. The Newberry CSD's
collusion and support of Clearway's propaganda are expected to
Clearway Energy has been openly and
notoriously poisoning Newberry Springs with increased levels
of carcinogenic silica dust. The dust will have long-term
health and financial negative impacts on many residents.