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Transmission lines bring destruction

Little has been said about the transmission lines, which will carry the intermittent power produced by the looming mountaintop monsters down to the Tracy power plant. These are high-voltage transmission lines hanging off of 70-foot-tall, rusted-steel towers. In the years to come, such transmission lines will crisscross our valley, wind down narrow canyon roads and march somberly along property lines to their final destination.

Virginia Peak Wind Co. is trying to get a foothold in Washoe County by seeking approval for the county's, and Nevada's, first wind farm.

A lot has been said about the monstrous, 446-foot tall turbines which are planned to be strung out, single file, along the ridge line of the Pah Rah Mountains. The promoter touts the greenness of the project and declares wind power as the answer to the nation's, if not the world's, economic and energy woes.

However, little has been said about the transmission lines, which will carry the intermittent power produced by the looming mountaintop monsters down to the Tracy power plant. These are high-voltage transmission lines hanging off of 70-foot-tall, rusted-steel towers. In the years to come, such transmission lines will crisscross our valley, wind down narrow canyon roads and march somberly along property lines to their final destination.

I've explored many areas of Palomino Valley but had not made it up Microwave Road to Virginia Peak until today. Oh my God, what a beautiful sight! It's breathtakingly beautiful up there and the destruction this wind farm project would bring in the way of roads and construction should be considered criminal.

Virginia Peak Wind Co. is trying to get a foothold in Washoe County by seeking approval for the county's, and Nevada's, first wind farm.

A lot has been said about the monstrous, 446-foot tall turbines which are planned to be strung out, single file, along the ridge line of the Pah Rah Mountains. The promoter touts the greenness of the project and declares wind power as the answer to the nation's, if not the world's, economic and energy woes.

However, little has been said about the transmission lines, which will carry the intermittent power produced by the looming mountaintop monsters down to the Tracy power plant. These are high-voltage transmission lines hanging off of 70-foot-tall, rusted-steel towers. In the years to come, such transmission lines will crisscross our valley, wind down narrow canyon roads and march somberly along property lines to their final destination.

I've explored many areas of Palomino Valley but had not made it up Microwave Road to Virginia Peak until today. Oh my God, what a beautiful sight! It's breathtakingly beautiful up there and the destruction this wind farm project would bring in the way of roads and construction should be considered criminal.


Source: http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbc...

NOV 23 2008
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