Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunrise Powerlink Approved... For Now.

The PUC voted 4-1 yesterday to approve the Sunrise Powerlink transmission project, giving heavyweights like Arnold and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who both campaigned for the project, a big win. The approval mandates an altered footpring, however, that avoids environmentally sensitive lands and runs the line along the 8 Freeway.

But the appeals to the decisionw will be flying soon--very soon. UCAN has already promised serious opposition, and the Sierra Club is quoted in the Union Trib's write-up as being opposed as well.

Sunrise is a 123-mile, $1.9 billion power-line project, which could deliver enough electricity to serve 650,000 households.