Skip to comments.Network Plans To Bring Shale Power To East Coast (Electricity)
Posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard.
The Allentown-based utility said the 500-kilovolt line would span much of Pennsylvania and reach into New York, New Jersey and Maryland, although the route has not been determined. The cost was expected to exceed $4 billion, and it could take more than a decade to build....
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I bet the Obama Regime and his environweeny thugs will shut down these plans before the first blade of grass is moved.
Au contrair. This is happening in my area. These transmission lines lower property values and are alleged to cause or exacerbate illness in humans and livestock. The first two proposed routes were met with organized resistance from the impacted citizens and municipalities. Devout progressives, all, they researched the proposal, certain they would uncover evil right wing capitalists at work. Lo and behold, the project was being fast tracked by the Administration and the only beneficiaries were cronies of the Administration.
The zer0bot who did most of the research went into complete denial. Eventually, the route bypassed our area and the organized resistance has moved forward to protesting the mining of fracking sand.
As usual Democrat voters get the electricity, Republican voters get the pollution. Without artificial long distance transmission of power/water/food, ‘rat nests couldn’t be built.
** These transmission lines lower property values and are alleged to cause or exacerbate illness in humans and livestock.***
A myth perpetrated by the Ludites back in the early 1980s to stop development. “stray voltage!” ‘Magnetic fields electrifying everything around it!” “DOOM!”
We had a 345 KV line built near here with a utility service road under it. One day, IN THE 1990S, the owner of the land decided to turn it into a housing development.
There are now nice big homes with a 345 KV line in the front yards, and the utility service road is now a paved street. All homes sold quickly.
There has NEVER been a problem with stray voltage, magnetic problems at all. Children developed normally, cows and horses didn’t die, grass didn’t turn yellow.
The lowered property values fear was one of the chief organizing tools.
This dairy & beef country, with a lot of electric fences and lots of non-electric Amish, as well. Every town hall had reports from producers about the stray voltage.
I’m just as happy the route was changed. We live out here for a lot of reasons and being away from concrete and electrical towers is one of them. We are also approaching downsizing day and we need every dime from the sale of our property. The thought of a big transmission tower line 1/8 mile from our house was not comforting. People do not like them and it will turn off a buyer.
My rural county went blue decades ago. I suspect that being the HQ of the largest organic dairy/produce co-op in the country (Big zer0 supporters)helped us in getting the route changed. Every one of the activists was a progressive and they were able to get widespread citizen support.
It is rural vs. urban, but rural no longer means conservative.Here, the *alternatives* are in the majority as landowners, business owners and voters. Even most of the churches are liberal.
I think, while the lines were to support the cities, the connection was from the wind turbines in SoDak. It was really about supporting the wind industry, if I understand it correctly.
It was amusing to listen to the chief researcher as she desperately tried to tie the new lines to either Bush or Walker and kept coming up with zer0 and the progs. Even at the end, she kept darkly intimating that there _must_ be a conservative connection. We *innocently* asked how that could be if there was no proof. More dark mutterings about the *power of the conservative media*. Yeah, right.