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CA State Park officials oppose Sunrise Powerlink

The California State Parks department formally opposes the controversial Sunrise Powerlink. Park officials say the 120-mile line would trample the Anza Borrego Desert and threaten endangered species.

The California State Parks department formally opposes the controversial Sunrise Powerlink. Park officials say the 120-mile line would trample the Anza Borrego Desert and threaten endangered species. The project is endorsed by California's power-grid operator but opposed by environmentalists.

Mike Wells supervises the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. He says the transmission towers could be as tall as 150 feet.

Wells: "Obviously that would be a great visual impact, and, you know, this park is pretty much distinguished by the fact that it has these vast desert vistas, and I think we have a little over 70 percent of all of California's state wilderness."

Wells also says the Powerlink would disturb rare bighorn sheep habitat.

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