County Residents Challenge the “Need” for Power Lines

On September 8th over 100 Sturgeon County residents attended a forum challenging the province to prove the need for the Heartland Transmission Project.  Local MLA Jeff Johnson was invited to provide the government’s position on the lines but he declined to attend.  Presentations from Joe Anglin and lawyer Keith Wilson were listened to by residents as they worked in conjunction to effectively dismantle the argument that the lines are critically necessary.  Later in the night Sturgeon County Mayor Don Rigney agreed that the lines are clearly an overbuild and attacked Bill 50 for eliminating the needs assessment required to build transmission lines.

Please read this article on the event in the St. Albert Gazette

For a complete legal analysis of Bills 19, 36 and 50 please click here

~ by RETA on September 15, 2010.

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