Livingstone Landowners Group Doesn’t Endorse AltaLink Proposals – Updated
The Livingstone Landowners Group (LLG) recently issued this news release requesting that the Premier of Alberta and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) re-evaluate the need for AltaLink’s proposed Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock high voltage transmission line in southwestern Alberta, and consider whether it should be deferred or cancelled.
The LLG does not endorse any of AltaLink’s route proposals, and has advised AltaLink that, “should the line be built, it should avoid native fescue grasslands, environmentally sensitive areas and scenic areas that give the Livingstone area and Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) their iconic beauty.” The group goes on to say, “The risk of lasting harm warrants careful consideration of whether a costly new line is even needed.”
If the line is built, the LLG says that “Burying transmission lines may be a viable alternative where sensitive areas cannot be avoided…as well as where the line unduly affects residents’ views.”
Visit the LLG website or Facebook site for more details. See this February 10, 2015 letter to Premier Prentice from Crowsnest Pass resident and scientist David McIntyre.