Residents battle Edison at hearing
A 5-mile swath of the proposed path through Chino Hills would double the size of existing, though inactive, Edison power lines to about 200 feet, and about 1,000 residents would live within 500 feet of the power lines.
Residents and city officials said they are concerned about the large electrical towers possibly falling over or near homes during an earthquake or high winds and the potential for adverse health impacts from the electromagnetic fields created by the power lines.
March 22, 2009
by Neil Nisperos
in San Bernardino County Sun
CHINO HILLS - Hundreds of residents on Thursday night filled City Hall voicing their unhappiness over power lines envisioned to run through neighborhoods.
Residents - attending a public hearing on the project held by the California Public Utilities Commission - are riled over a Southern California Edison plan to enlarge and energize towers and lines that cut through the city.
The entire 250-mile Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, proposed by Edison, aims to bring green energy from wind farms in Central California to the Los Angeles Basin and is part of a state initiative toward using more sustainable energy.
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