Weigh in on SunZia transmission line

Weigh in on SunZia transmission line

There are 9 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Oct 14, 2009, titled Weigh in on SunZia transmission line. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

The Bureau of Land Management is holding additional public meetings in October to seek input on a proposed study expansion area for the 460-mile, 500-kilovolt SunZia Southwest Transmission line across New Mexico and Arizona.

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Santa Fe, NM

#1 Oct 15, 2009
Still don't see why that huge, ugly and environmentally invasive power line can't be buried underground. I know, I know... burying lines causes a loss of power over long distances, or some such thing. C'mon, with our advanced technologies, we can't come up with a better way??

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Oct 15, 2009
Not in MY backyard you don't! The desires of the few outweigh the needs of the many at all times in America.

Mesa, AZ

#3 Oct 15, 2009
Hector_Sanchez wrote:
Not in MY backyard you don't! The desires of the few outweigh the needs of the many at all times in America.
Wouldn't the interest of the "few" be your single backyard. The desire of the nation "the many" is to develop renewable energy, which will require the construction of transmission lines.
Doc John

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Oct 15, 2009
News was made the other day about a Clovis area connection between the three main power groups. They are using a unique cabling system. Why not consider this cable underground?

Any way you want to cut it, renewable energy isn't worth human health risks. So when considering this issue one must not forget human health risks and power transmission lines. For more on that go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez and search for "power transmission lines,health" (without the quotes) and find forty one papers suggesting various health problems with transmission lines and human health ranging from childhood leukemia, depression and more. Tackle and understand these unresolved health problems first. Build power transmission lines only if they are truly safe.

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Oct 16, 2009
Underground would be marvelous, but line loss on such large capacity (500kV) carriers makes that just plain not feasible. Open air remains the best coolant and separator for high power lines.
Any feasible route would go through very few "back yards", rather it would cross open expanses of public land, quite likely in parallel with existing large transmission lines. No route choice has been made.
Direct human exposure would be minimal, as most folks would have to drive quite a ways to get close to any of the proposed line. EMR effects remain suspected although not clearly demonstrated, but may be a concern for anyone close to such a line. If you don't want a dose of EMR, don't go stand under a powerline...


#6 Jul 12, 2012
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Carlsbad, NM

#7 Jul 12, 2012
enviormentalists want solar and wind but no transmission line



Huntsville, AL

#8 Jul 13, 2012
gropper wrote:
enviormentalists want solar and wind but no transmission line
lying - this is about routes and river crossings. Just do it right and encourage energy development in disturbed areas and at the point of use.
Tell The Truth

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jul 13, 2012
This is from 2009, date of article, what is the status of this. We never read about this at the time or later. This is the first we have read.

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