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Old 09-13-2007, 06:07 AM
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This a warning to West Virginians about the new power transmission line from the Fort Martin generator to Virginia.

The local blogs are closed for discussion of this topic and I hope the kind folks at city-data will honor my public statement.

It will effect all electric customers of Allegheny Power because they will pay for this boondoggle.

1. When one business wants to leese a space from another business, the leesee
might need the space remodeled and have those remodeling costs added into the
the monthly rent....not ask his next door neighbor business to pay for those costs.

That's exactly the type of veiled extortion we have here.
It will cost billions to buy the right-of-ways, clear the land, erect the
towers and build the new power plant to send the coal fired power to
Virginia. The existing customers of Allegheny Power are being raped!
Shouldn't the power users in Virginia pay for this service...or are all of us
getting it up the ying-yang the same way., about $120 per customer per
year forever...

2. The second point of objection is the location.

After spending years on the selection of a right-of way that was not very
offensive. The location has been whimsicaly changed to comfort the
savings accounts of some of our politicans.
A more southerly route is proposed to ruin the southern part of Monongalia
county. This will be very detrimental to that counties growth and will push
expansion northward into Pennsylvania.
Also a point of consideration is the Raptor Rehabilitation Center on Bunner's
Ridge in Marion County. For over 25 years damaged hawks and eagles
have been saved at that facility. I can picture them flying
around those 72,000kv power lines and nesting in the girders.

3. The Cancer risk to the population that is never mentioned or denied.

We can do better than this...we owe it to the future and the generations to come.
It's all about the money...isn't it? It's part of the political mindset..

"If they can't pay for it...they will have to move"...a direct quote from the congressman's dweeb assistant in a planning meeting in 1998.
I remember it well. TIA

Last edited by David Kennedy; 09-13-2007 at 06:28 AM..
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