Monday, June 26, 2006

Big energy SCE wants huge powerline to rip Ariz.

LOS ANGELES -- Big energy corporation Southern California Edison is proposing a new huge power line from AZ to SoCal.

The proposed Devers-Palo Verde #2 Power Line Project would very likely bring more power plants and global warming pollution to AZ and Mexico, so power traders could wheel energy and maximum profit to SoCal urban sprawl.

The huge 500 kV line would also chop up desert landscapes and wildlife, including the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes recently sent an important letter on this issue, pointing to a likely conflict of interest with Arizona Public Service/Pinnacle West and asking for removal of an APS 'expert witness'. APS is supporting SCE on this mega energy project, looking at it as a big money maker.

It's time for SoCal (and AZ) to start producing a lot more local clean power, rather than expanding pollution and the unreliable grid across the west.

ACC should turn down this unneeded power line, and so should the BLM and California Public Utilities Commission.

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