Edmonton Wants Heartland Line Buried

The City of Edmonton took a very strong position today that they want the proposed Heartland transmission line buried so it won’t negatively impact 5,300 homes in Edmonton and Strathcona County. City Council says Edmonton residents, along with Strathcona County and other groups are concerned about the impact an overhead power line would have on aesthetics, noise, potential health problems, wildlife, property values and planning.  Edmonton will be making these arguments at the Alberta Utilities Commission hearing starting next week at Edmonton’s EXPO Centre.  See Edmonton Sun, CTV, Edmonton Journal, Global TV, CBC, CHED News and iNews 880 coverage.

If the line isn’t buried, City Council wants the alternate route selected because it bypasses Edmonton and affects less than 400 homes.

~ by RETA on April 8, 2011.

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