Strathcona-Sherwood Park Candidates’ Views on Heartland Line
As reported in the April 20, 2012 edition of the Sherwood Park News, following are the views of the Strathcona-Sherwood Park constituency candidates on the controversial Heartland Transmission Project. This information is being provided so Strathcona-Sherwood Park residents can decide who they wish to vote for on April 23:
Paul Nemetchek: Wildrose
Heartland power line would not have passed a truly independent needs assessment. Albertans must be confident that electricity generation and transmission will be achieved when need is identified and then only through cost-effective planning criteria.
John Murray: Liberal
Need for the line should be confirmed, and if required, the cables should be buried in built-up zones.
Dave Quest: Progressive Conservative
Got private members’ motion passed to review information on underground technology. Has concerns about the cost estimates of the underground option. Believes the AUC decision should be appealed. Supports a needs assessment review. (PC government did not support burying high voltage power lines, and PC Party continues to support Bill 50 which took away public’s right to participate in high voltage power line needs assessments.)
Mike Scott: NDP
Feels the people of the affected areas should have been consulted prior to deciding on the path the line was going to take.
~ by RETA on April 22, 2012.
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