SDG&E revises Powerlink plan to address environmental concerns
Monday, August 7, 2006
The revised route now avoids neighborhoods in Ramona and goes underground when it reaches Rancho Penasquitos.
But environmentalists like Kelly Fuller of the Sierra Club say a truly eco-friendly project would not run through a state park.
Fuller: "What SDG&E is proposing to put through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are poles that would be anywhere from 150 to 160 feet high, and they would be loud, crackling, and humming."
SDG&E vice president Jim Avery says the project would run along existing roads and replace existing transmission towers. Although the new towers would be taller and more conspicuous, Avery notes there would be half as many. For KPBS, I'm Andrew Phelps.
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