Strathcona Responds to Residents

A March 3, 2009 Motion by Strathcona County Council opposed construction of any 240kV or higher voltage transmission line within the County unless the lines were buried. Council has expanded on this by passing a new Motion that would recognize the Alternate West Route as better representing the public interest. Strathcona’s news release indicates the Heartland Project Team’s preferred route through the Sherwood Park Greenbelt is adjacent to a greater number of residents and has more schools, daycares and hospitals within 800m of the edge of the Greenbelt. The new Motion still argues for burying high voltage lines when located adjacent to densely populated areas anywhere in Alberta. See Sherwood Park News and CTV coverage.

Strathcona County and RETA continue to work together to get high voltage power lines buried when they are built near homes, schools, daycares and hospitals.

~ by RETA on February 24, 2011.

 
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