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Piedmont fights power line plan; Public meeting planned for Monday evening

About 500 people are expected to gather for a public meeting on the power line issue at Piedmont First Baptist Church Monday at 6:30 p.m. [Piedmont Mayor Mike] Fina said he hopes OG&E will listen to what residents have to say and consider a compromise on the issue.

Residents of Piedmont are upset about plans that could have new power lines cutting through their community.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric wants to install lines through the fast-growing city to pull in energy from its wind farms in Woodward. Residents worry it will hurt the area's growth and appearance.

Piedmont Mayor Mike Fina said he favors wind power but would rather OG&E install the lines around the city, even though it will cost the utility more money to do that.

About 500 people are expected to gather for a public meeting on the power line issue at Piedmont First Baptist Church Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Fina said he hopes OG&E will listen to what residents have to say and consider a compromise on the issue.

Residents of Piedmont are upset about plans that could have new power lines cutting through their community.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric wants to install lines through the fast-growing city to pull in energy from its wind farms in Woodward. Residents worry it will hurt the area's growth and appearance.

Piedmont Mayor Mike Fina said he favors wind power but would rather OG&E install the lines around the city, even though it will cost the utility more money to do that.

About 500 people are expected to gather for a public meeting on the power line issue at Piedmont First Baptist Church Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Fina said he hopes OG&E will listen to what residents have to say and consider a compromise on the issue.


Source: http://www.koco.com/news/17...

AUG 17 2008
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