Skip to comments.Environmentalists file in Va. to block power line
Posted on 07/28/2009 3:34:14 AM PDT by shove_it
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups in intervening in Virginia proceedings to try to block a high-voltage multistate transmission line.
The Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, said it filed papers Monday with Virginia's State Corporation Commission.
SCC spokesman Ken Schrad says Monday was the deadline for intervening in the $1.9 billion line proposed by Pennsylvania's Allegheny Energy Co. and Ohio's American Electric Power Co.
The Piedmont Environmental Council and the National Wildlife Federation also have filed notices of participation.
The 765-kilovolt Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, would run across parts of northern Virginia and eastern and southern West Virginia, ending at a substation near Kemptown, Md.
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If the Sierra Club is opposed to it then it must, by definition, be good for the USA.
You see, they aren’t pro-environment, they are anti-progress.
I just simply cannot understand these morons. Do they really want us to revert back to the Stone Age? It does seem so.
This is going to be even more of an issue when they start building the transmission lines for the windfarms that are proposed. Most will be a long way from their customers requiring long transmission distances.
enemies of America must be stopped.
That will be a fun one to watch: windmill environmentalists fighting the PETA people. Has this country gone collectively insane?
“Do they really want us to revert back to the Stone Age?”
Yes they do
this whole environmental religion is getting ridiculous
The Tea Party people need to find a way to counter sue the Sierra Club for their effort to support green power and then to fight wind and hydro activities. The demand more choices then they fight choices. Make them pay. Demonstrate in front of their offices.
So-called environmentalists are the spawn of Heinrich Himmler’s Teutonic SS nature worship cult. The Sierra Club has murdered millions of people in the Third World, mostly women, children and babies, with its support of the DDT ban. Environmentalists are criminal Nazis who should be indicted for crimes against humanity, found guilty and hanged.
Sounds fair to me, since they want to convict anyone using technology of crimes against nature. Oooh, wait- aren't the queers on their side, the original crimes against nature folks? Crimes against Gaia, yeah, that's it!
Once again, AP gets it wrong.
Headline should be:
Luddites file in Va. to block power line
That’s a good one - BANANA!
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The same groups are trying to block a new transmission line in Minnesota that ironically will be used to carry electricity generated from windmills in South Dakota. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
These so-called enviromentalists are people who want all of “nature” to be off limits to everyone but themselves.Only they are capable of appreciating the beauty of land with no people,buildings, or jobs.
When they lose, toss them, and their lawyers, into a compound without whatever it was they were protesting. For life.
Depending on where you live, your opinion may vary. What generally isn’t known is that West Virginians will have to help pay for a transmission line that mostly serves the midatlantic states. Add to that about half of the 30% of the electrical capacity that is provided by combustion turbined power plants was taken off line by utilities due to high natural gas prices. What that means is there’s not that much demand for coal fired plant electricity from WV in the midatlantic states now since oil prices came off the $147/bbl price.
West Virginia currently doesn’t have to inspect cars for emmissions. With that transmission line in place, there’s more potential for expansion at the John Amos power plant and concurrent polution of the Kanawha River valley. There’s already been times of pollution issues from that plant. Drops in the air quality would at some point prompt the EPA to require emissions testing of automobiles in WV.
WV has never had an issue with widespread grid related power outages like the Northeast. Why would someone in WV want that exposure?
The transmission line is an attempted profit grab by the utility. Because of several factors, the planned date of construction has slipped. The real point is it isn’t economically justified with current fuel prices.
Let me add that with the planned nuclear plants for Virginia and other seaboard states, there’s no reason to expect that the midatlantic states will be short of power in the future. The PATH folks are just trying to get there first.
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The Greenies will go after those nuke plants like demons. Nukes are like holy water to them.
It has already started. T Boone Pickens has pretty much dropped his wind farm BS because of the transmission line fiasco.
I think that’s slacked off. The plants I heard about will be built on existing sites. That means the siting stuff was done long ago. An intrevenor isn’t going to have the same opportunities they had before the existing plant was built.
These people are idiots. I’m a big fan of electricity and use it almost every day. Electricity has improved my quality of life tremendously.
I’ll believe it when I see it. These green nuts are capable of anything.
They are the NO in innovation.
The Sierra Club can suck my — never mind.
The power line, should the Sierra Club fail to stop it, will end in Maryland.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
California environmentalists have already brought a lawsuit against a proposed transmission line from a solar power plant in the desert. There is no form of power generation that is acceptable to them despite their supposed support for wind and solar.
The wackos would have been bouncing off the walls if there was any hint of developing any generating capacity. Already they've got their knives out for the nuclear plant proposed for the Piketon area. And Obama's DOE just quashed a loan guarantee application from USEC to build a centrifuge enrichment plant on the same site, something that Odouchebag promised to support when he campaigned here. Yet they gave a loan guarantee to a project in Chicago (imagine that!) for a 10 MW solar plant that has a cost of $6000 per installed kilowatt., When you factor in maybe a 20% capacity factor (which is optimistic for a solar plant in Chicago), the cost per produced kilowatt goes up by a factor of five. So you can see where Odumb$hit is putting the government's (our) money.
Labor troubles clouding solar industrys sunny future
June 25, 2009 by Tom Guay
Californias burgeoning solar industry suddenly finds itself facing a challenge thats worse than a week of rain winning labor union support.
Companies that agree to hire union workers seem to sail through approval hearings. Those that buck the union system get hammered with environmental impact reviews, costs and delays.
The New York Times reports that when solar power developer Ausra wanted to build a solar plant, it was challenged by labor lawyers who were terribly worried about protecting the environment and animal habitats.
Ausra didnt want to hire union workers.
BrightSource had agreed to hire union workers.
The NYTimes story warns that the battle over hiring union workers to build Californias solar power operations is expected to spread to all renewable energy projects.
The California Unions for Reliable Energy touts itself as specializing in conventional and renewable energy projects, while protecting the states air, land and water from pollution.
The NYTimes article is here.
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