Letter: BPA disregards input, concerns
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
As a member of Yale Valley Coalition, I’m writing to everyone on the Bonneville Power Administration proposed routes through our neighborhoods. BPA officials have wasted our time suggesting they want to hear our opinions about positioning these lines. Do they have any intention to actively listen or consider citizen input into their plans? They have misled us, dismissing that they will negatively impact the lives of hundreds. Profits are the big consideration, supplying energy to California. BPA lacks the integrity to even tell us how little new lines will benefit us. After all the letters to the editor, apparently BPA couldn’t care less, dismissing even viable alternatives with minimum impact, such as the Oregon route or the Gray Line through timber.
I’m tired of big government making decisions having major impacts on my life in which I have no input. I’m sick of being pushed around by insensitive people in organizations on disconnect from the communities they are bound by law to serve. If you are also tired of being the ”little guy,” stand up and be heard. Otherwise, watch 150-foot towers go through your front yard or, worse, stand where your house was. Yes, it will happen if we stand by and let them. Get involved and insist that BPA “Take the Beast East.”