El Paso Electric's proposed generation plant on the eastside in Montana Vista
Posted in the El Paso Forum
#1 Jan 28, 2013
It is a wonder of wonders. We had a freeze to be all freezes and the electrical generation plants had problems as some were frozen and others below capacity resulting in blackouts all across El Paso County. Now the El Paso Electric Company is proposing to build this new plant behind a tank farm near Montana Vista and all these yahoos are crying foul (fowl?)because they are afraid it might cause pollution and asthma in the neighborhood.
The County does not have any power over the building of an Electrical Plant and there are no laws other than TECQ's yes or no on the plant being built or used. The plant is going to use natural gas as a power source for heating of the water to turn the turbines. Natural gas burns clean and leave no pollutants in the air. These ignorant people are the ones who built out there with no water and no sewer in place and they contaiminated the land and their children for years. IT is time for them to understand the only way the plant is not going to be built is if the TECQ stops them (unlikely) or there is an earthquake. The Electric company could have built a wind farm out there along the hill crests just to the east and north. Talking about property values dropping.
#2 Jan 28, 2013
Hell, I'd piss on a spark club if I thought that would generate electricity. We need to fix this pronto before we're all left butt p with a flower in it.
#3 Mar 9, 2013
Well they are at it again appealing to the newly elected representative who have no powers whatsoever on where the electric plant can be built. They have no ordinance power and must ask the state for that power which the state continually denies.
These people moved out of El Paso City limits so they would not have to pay the higher taxes and they could build as they wished. They do not realize the county has not way of getting them help and the state representative have no way of filing any more bills for consideration before the house of representatives or the senate. So what they can do is sit and spin. The plant is gas fired and the pond is for cooling the water being used to spin the blades. These ponds are lined and will not pollute the land. Get over it you dumb asssssed people.
#4 Mar 10, 2013
And who are the first to cry wha wha wha when the power goes out. These people should be last to get power off the grid if that is the way they want to be.
#5 May 17, 2013
I beleive if TECQ is in compliance then all is well, we lived here for years and Asaco was a problem and now its gone so the people of Montana Vista just want to live in open space and taxes always interfere whether in the area or not, the quality of life should be equal.
#6 May 18, 2013
Sounds like someone really screwed the pooch on this deal. If I were you, I'd get together a class action lawsuit and sue the pants off of them.
#7 May 23, 2013
Far East El Pasoans are mad ever since they found out El Paso Electric is the fourth largest consumer of water in the city.
"Every time El Pasoans turn on their lights, they're contributing to the drought," said attorney Veronica Carbajal.
"Residents, farmers, government entities are asked to do their part and conserve water but El Paso electric , they jump over that hoop somehow" said Rafael Carrasco of Far East El Paso Citizens United.
E.P.E said they are doing their part, but making electricity for the entire city takes water.
"We're very aware that water is a precious resource," said Andy Ramirez of El Paso Electric.
E.P.E. used 1.2 billion gallons of water last year to cool the towers at the 9 power stations.
"They [El Pasoans] should be outraged that they're being told to keep conserving water, which they keep doing at a tremendous rate, while El Paso Electric keeps wasting it," said Carbajal.
E.P.E said they're not wasting the water, they're using it as wisely as they can.
More than 90% of the water is recycled waste water.
The Far East El Paso Citizens United has contested the approval of the new electric plant with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
That case hearing is expected on June 3rd in Austin."
What part of 90% usage of reclaimed water do these morons in Montana Vista not understand? What part of the El Paso County Government's inability to curb their building the plant do these morons not understand. El Paso County Government cannot zone any thing because if they could the entire Montana Vista would be under zoning rules and regulations and building codes. All of the Eastside of El Paso will benefit from having a brand new plant in service.
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