Even Saint Nick Opposes These Lines!

And who can blame him?  The proposed towers are a blight on the landscape.  They harm people, destroy property and land values, kill millions of migratory birds and, just to top it all off, we get to pay for them even when it’s clear they’re not needed.

As we head into 2011, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of what we’re fighting.  The Heartland Line, the first in a long series of inappropriately named “Critical Transmission Infrastructure” projects, proposes 73m (240′) towers every 300 metres or so, for 65km going by densely populated neighbourhoods and pristine Alberta farmland.  A monument to this government’s folly for the next 60 years.  We hope you’re proud Mr. Stelmach.

To put this in perspective, we’ve included a scale drawing so you can see just how big the proposed Heartland Towers are.

And it’s just the start.  The number of ill-conceived transmission projects proposed for this province appears to grow on an almost daily basis.

So, as we bring in the New Year, rest assured that the battle is just beginning!

Thank you for all of your support.

RETA Executive and Board

~ by RETA on December 29, 2010.

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