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What price will we pay for power?

September 21, 2008
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This transmission line begins with coal, so all the talk about transmitting renewables in the future is unlikely. While I am not an expert capable of disputing or supporting the need for additional lines to carry electricity to New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, etc., I believe that Allegheny should be required to follow existing lines so that additional inhabited areas and green space would not need to be impacted. They have already stripped out the mountain line ... so use the same path or PATH!

- Linda Irvin-Craig




I love the land of America. I think everyone is aware that conservation is important. There are just some things that need to be put on hold on their agendas until other means are available. Solar power, wind mills and all other alternatives will not show up on everyone's door step right away. Until they are available we need to drill and run lines to keep America lit up and running. We need a solid time frame for things to be phased in as others are phased out. If oil and power companies are afraid they will lose jobs and money if things are changed, then they should be the leaders with all that profit they make in the development of these new technologies. But, of course, once all the new technology is up and running, greed would probably once again have the new products outsourced to India or China. People better start investing into America, not their own pockets. You might wind up with an America much different then we now know one day. These conservationists need to realize they need to wait for what they want. Keep America trucking and running. That is what will get things on the right path. But, of course, with a plan in effect and as things changed, they wouldn't be needed anymore, now would they? It's the same old song and dance.

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- Ed Canfield, Falling Waters, W.Va.




Our current system is antiquated and needs upgrading badly or we will be suffering from power outages. I do not believe that the power companies are going to randomly destroy the area in running these lines; they have proved in the past that they will try to keep to a minimum any destruction of the environment and beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The question is - Can they replace the transmission lines on the same path as the current lines so no further destruction is done? And if this is not a viable solution, then how do they plan to restore the current areas after the removal of the old towers and lines?

Progress sometimes requires change and preservationists need to work hand-in-hand and not against the power companies. I like my electricity and so do they, I assume. So assist, don't resist, the changes to the transmission lines if you still want to have your electric on a regular basis.

- Gerald Morrow

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