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Transmission Line Tid-Bits
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 • Posted August 18, 2010

Whoops, my editor in chief (namely me) did not proof read last weeks tid-bits. The last day for intervenors to file is Aug. 27 , not Aug. 17 as was printed last week. We are still planning on closing the P-Line Intervention Fund down on August 20, 2010. Cowboys should stick to cowboying.

Clearview Alliance out of Kimble County organized meetings in San Angelo, Junction, and Harper last week to combine all of the alternative lines and preferred routes into one intervention group. Their main objective is to push the line back on existing right of ways such as I-10 or the P-Line that runs through Mason and adjoining counties. They are well organized and are looking for 200 landowners to put up $1000 a piece. They have hired an Austin law firm and are up and running.

Our P-Line bunch is in as good a position as could be expected at this point. However the opposition is coming after us with lots of money and voters. If you have not intervened and you are a landowner , do it now. Hire your own lawyer or join us. If you have political connections let us know.

Archaeological, environmental , historical, geological and unique ways that you will be personally impacted by this line will have to be gathered up, formated and ready to be presented by Sep 28.

Kay Trostle will come to Mason shortly to actually look at the area impacted by the power line and visit with key landowners and potential witnesses. Court dates are upon us. Strategies are being finalized and we are at the point of stopping talking about what we are going to do and start doing it. More Gillespie County residents have joined our defense fund and are actively joining the fight. Expert witnesses are being gathered up for the case. Other areas of effort should come together this week which I will discuss next week. Pats on the back to all of you for contributing time, money and personal efforts to stop this power line from being built across the Hill Country.

Contact Ron Crocker at 325-347-6378; Lee Lasater 325-347-9400; or, Lee McMillian, 325-347-6683.

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