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Mon June 15, 2009
Freudenthal wants right sized transmission lines
By Bob Beck
Park City, Utah –
The Governor is calling for adequate Transmission lines to transport energy from Wind and other clean energy operations. At the Western Governors meeting, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal discussed his concern that transmission lines may be built that are too small. Freudenthal says this is important, because there will be a limited number of corridors where transmission lines will be allowed.
"In simple terms, if we don't find out how to do this. My state, Wyoming, will look like a plate where you threw a whole bunch of spaghetti in a completely disorganized sense. We will disrupt agricultural operations, disrupt wildlife habitat, disrupt essentially the entire environment."
Freudenthal also asked federal officials to allow some lines to travel through federal land, to reduce the impact on private landowners.