Friday, November 14, 2014

amazing dunderheads

As some of you may remember, I have been trying to stop a 345 kV extra high voltage power line from being built through our scenic village in the Ozarks. The application by SWEPCO and the Southwest Power Pool has been delayed for months due to our opposition and to us having proved that they failed in proving need. The power company must be granted what is called a CECPN, or Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need in order to be awarded the power of eminent domain to destroy our lands.

Despite the delay, AEP, the corporate mother ship of SWEPCO is now claiming on their website that the CECPN has been granted by the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Either they are lying to impress investors, or they are true and most amazing dunderheads. In order to witness their stupidity, go to this site, and click where it says "Shipe Road - Kings River Transmission Project." The ill-conceived project is intended as a means to carry windpower eastward to the TVA, but is being rationalized as providing "reliability" to the local area, even though it would provide 4 times the power we currently use.

In the meantime, I am preparing to ship orders, cleaning the wood shop, and returning to my work making, photographing and writing about making Froebel's Gifts.

Make, fix and create...

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