[pct-l] FW: RE: California Parks Chief Critical of SDGE Plan for LineThrough Park
metam01 at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 7 17:59:27 CDT 2006
> [Original Message]
> From: Monty Tam <metam01 at earthlink.net>
> To: kenandeb at sover.net <kenandeb at sover.net>
> Date: 9/7/2006 12:51:45 PM
> Subject: RE: [pct-l] California Parks Chief Critical of SDGE Plan for
> I don't know which options were selected since I attended a public info
PR thing some months back in Warner Springs.
> One option was clearly visible across the highway from San Filipe Hills.
Another option crossed the PCT immediately north of Barrel Springs. SDG&E
did not like the option of running underground.
> About 40 SDG&E folks, all in blue shirts, informed about 30 locals...
divide and conquer style................. battle tactics were very well
> (Sierra club was also represented by Kelly ____. Someone wrote down I
was a PCTA member which gave the illusion it was also there.)
> Warner Springs Monty
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <kenandeb at sover.net>
> > To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> > Date: 9/7/2006 8:02:39 AM
> > Subject: [pct-l] California Parks Chief Critical of SDGE Plan for
> > A plan by San Diego Gas & Electric to run a 150-mile power line across
> > miles of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California has drawn
> > criticism from California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman, the Los
> > Angeles Times reported today. Coleman has written to the California PUC
> > that the proposal sets "a dangerous precedent that would mean that state
> > park lands
are merely held
until such time as they may be needed by
> > private developers or utility companies."
> > Wrote the Times: "Coleman concluded that the utility had favored the
> > cheapest, quickest route through state public lands rather than
> > environmentally superior alternatives outside the park."
> > SDGE spokeswoman Christy Heiser said the $1.3-billion project was
> > necessary and the Times wrote that she said "the utility had no choice
> > to run the lines through state land." Heiser was quoted as saying: "In
> > order to go west
and bring in this line, there's basically two miles
> > between the Mexican border and the Riverside County line that is not a
> > state park. Essentially, that is our only option."
> > Los Angeles Times , Sept. 7.
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