Letter: Increase for eastern line is negligible

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My favorite letter writer, Cheryl Brantley, is at it again, playing fast and loose with the facts about the proposed Bonneville Power Administration’s Interstate 5 corridor 500kv transmission line project. In a June 30 letter, “Use existing power corridors,” she states simply that an eastern route would result in much higher electricity bills. About the only thing that BPA, Clark Public Utilities and all of the groups asking for a line built at the far eastern part of the county completely agree on is that the overall costs of the project will result in very minimal increases in electricity rates. Therefore, any additional funds spent on an eastern route will have negligible effects on what we will pay for electricity.

Bill Nelson

Vancouver