Heartland Power Line Decision Coming

This Sherwood Park News article reports that the County of Strathcona and RETA are positive about the submissions made to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) affecting its decision on the proposed Heartland power line. Both the County and RETA think the evidence submitted to the AUC provides sufficient information for AltaLink’s and EPCOR’s application to be completely denied, or if the AUC decides the line can be built, to bury it when it runs close to people.

Significant evidence was submitted at the AUC hearing to show the line isn’t necessary because the Industrial Heartland will not require the coal-fired electricity from Wabamun, as was initially anticipated. And, so many facts were submitted on the negative impacts of an overhead Heartland line on health, safety, property values, the environment and aesthetics that, should the AUC decide the line can be built, it must be buried to eliminate these negative effects.

RETA indicates the facts speak for themselves, and the RETA membership won’t stand quietly by and let a decision be made to build the line above ground through the Sherwood Park and Edmonton Greenbelts.

~ by RETA on August 11, 2011.

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