Rick Orman Listens to Power Line Concerns

At a news conference August 25, Alberta P.C. Party leadership candidate Rick Orman distanced himself from the other five candidates on electricity transmission by saying new high voltage power lines should be buried when they run close to densely-populated residential areas. He also said, if there is any additional capital cost to bury these lines, it must be shared among Alberta ratepayers. See Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun and front-page Sherwood Park News coverage.

Mr. Orman went on to say, if elected leader of the Alberta P.C. Party, he would make sure a policy was written that would allow for power lines to be buried in areas where there are dense residential populations and where there are special circumstances (such as for the proposed Heartland line).

RETA President Bruce Johnson said RETA supports Mr. Orman’s position and encourages its over 8,000 members, and other Albertans concerned about the negative effects of overhead high voltage power lines, to buy a $5.00 membership in the P.C. Party and vote for Rick Orman on September 17. Memberships can be purchased online at http://www.voterickorman.com/. Regardless of your political background, RETA encourages you to participate in the election of Alberta’s next Premier.

Mayor Linda Osinchuk also supports Mr. Orman for his strong stand on the power line issue, as well as other issues important to Strathcona County residents.

~ by RETA on August 26, 2011.

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