Power Line Project In Peril? - Region...

Power Line Project In Peril? - Regional News - Poconos, Coal Region...

There are 26 comments on the WFMZ story from Jul 30, 2010, titled Power Line Project In Peril? - Regional News - Poconos, Coal Region.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

The National Park Service could send a PPL power line project back to the drawing board.

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Bubba

Birdsboro, PA

#1 Jul 30, 2010
Who needs power anyway...
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#2 Jul 30, 2010
I spend a lot of time hiking the A.T. There is no reason whatsoever they can't widen an existing corridor across the trail. Just recently they went over the trail with a huge gas line and devastated a 150' wide swath through the woods near Wind Gap...When you cross the trail there you can see the swath continue through the valley on both sides of the mountain. I have hiked from Front Royal,Va north to Rt. 17A in New York(410 Mi.) and have seen damage to the mountain and valleys that can not be repaired in our lifetime. I hope they can stop a new route over the mountain. Join the ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) or do some research on the net to see the damage on the trail.Check out around Palmerton,Pa...And Lehigh Gap....
Filthy_Rat

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jul 30, 2010
Bubba wrote:
Who needs power anyway...
lol
Que

Allentown, PA

#5 Jul 30, 2010
Bubba wrote:
Who needs power anyway...
ROFLAMO!

I wished I could just say no when I didn't like the looks of something.

Unfortunately anything that affects the environment brings the crazies out. No way of figuring out if PP&L is duping someone or if the real world impact is nilly.
atbackpacker

Reading, PA

#6 Jul 31, 2010
now that my electric bill has doubled+. PPL now has enough money to research another area.
shame they'll waste the money on already overpaid execs.(maybe, they should have an expensive lunch somewhere to discuss it. no alcohol of course.)
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#7 Jul 31, 2010
Que wrote:
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ROFLAMO!
I wished I could just say no when I didn't like the looks of something.
Unfortunately anything that affects the environment brings the crazies out. No way of figuring out if PP&L is duping someone or if the real world impact is nilly.
Enviorenmental impact? Do you not see the 200' wide path they cut through the woods??? Go take a look at the mountain...Every gas line and electic line does the same thing..All they need to do is upgrade existing lines or use an existing path.. And NO I am not one of those "whackos" people like to call us. I am just an avid outdorsman....Would you want them to run throgh your property ???On our planet we cling to life by a 1% margin of oxygen.We need 19% to live and there is 20% in the atmosphere.Trees produce oxygen.Cut down trees and rainforests and lose oxygen.Lose oxygen,lose life.......
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#8 Jul 31, 2010
Typo.. Environmental....
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#9 Jul 31, 2010
Besides they were talking about going through a STATE PARK and the Appalachian Trail which is a NATIONAL PARK corridor.......
f-it

United States

#10 Jul 31, 2010
bitch about trees being cut down,bitch about the electric bills what do you want,everybody wants electric and don't no you don't you couldn't live with out it
Arizona

Reading, PA

#11 Jul 31, 2010
Let them do what they want. We need more power. The parks should just be burned down and turned into a giant Walmart.
Arizona

Reading, PA

#12 Jul 31, 2010
U S Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Enviorenmental impact? Do you not see the 200' wide path they cut through the woods??? Go take a look at the mountain...Every gas line and electic line does the same thing..All they need to do is upgrade existing lines or use an existing path.. And NO I am not one of those "whackos" people like to call us. I am just an avid outdorsman....Would you want them to run throgh your property ???On our planet we cling to life by a 1% margin of oxygen.We need 19% to live and there is 20% in the atmosphere.Trees produce oxygen.Cut down trees and rainforests and lose oxygen.Lose oxygen,lose life.......
I find it funny that you spoke about working for a light bulb manufacturing plant but are all for hindering a power line project.

You are so confused it's hilarious.
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#13 Jul 31, 2010
Arizona wrote:
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I find it funny that you spoke about working for a light bulb manufacturing plant but are all for hindering a power line project.
You are so confused it's hilarious.
I won't start with you again..You are a waste product..Crawl back under the bridge, troll...
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#14 Jul 31, 2010
Arizona wrote:
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I find it funny that you spoke about working for a light bulb manufacturing plant but are all for hindering a power line project.
You are so confused it's hilarious.
BTW Our conversation was about ecologic bulbs that require LESS energy...
Arizona

Reading, PA

#15 Jul 31, 2010
U S Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>BTW Our conversation was about ecologic bulbs that require LESS energy...
It's still an electrically operated device. Without a power source it would be useless, like you.

I've heard of shooting yourself in the foot before, but you take the cake.
Tim Kita

Northampton, PA

#16 Jul 31, 2010
Why does the media tend to lead the readers via the headline ? There is no "peril" here. Look up the word peril and you should agree. According to this week's Gallup poll, as stated on NPR, 90% of the public does not trust the print or television media. Hmmm I wonder why ? WFMZ was my last hope for a reasonably fair media. By using the word peril you cast a stone or made a judgement. Shame shame.
Bubba

Birdsboro, PA

#17 Jul 31, 2010
U S Citizen wrote:
Besides they were talking about going through a STATE PARK and the Appalachian Trail which is a NATIONAL PARK corridor.......
You are 51 cards short..

In order to UPGRADE lines, you need to remove them. How can you remove transmission lines that are in service? Those big towers where designed to carry the weight of the current lines therefore adding lines isn't an option. You can't install new towers within the fall zone of the existing ones either. Would you like any more common sense 101 lessons today or are you going tree hugging instead?
Que

Allentown, PA

#18 Jul 31, 2010
U S Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Enviorenmental impact? Do you not see the 200' wide path they cut through the woods??? Go take a look at the mountain...Every gas line and electic line does the same thing..All they need to do is upgrade existing lines or use an existing path.. And NO I am not one of those "whackos" people like to call us. I am just an avid outdorsman....Would you want them to run throgh your property ???On our planet we cling to life by a 1% margin of oxygen.We need 19% to live and there is 20% in the atmosphere.Trees produce oxygen.Cut down trees and rainforests and lose oxygen.Lose oxygen,lose life.......
Ok Father, I repent of my enviornmental sin. lol!
Geez, when I look out back I see a power pole, a 220v 200a single phase AC line that comes to my house.
How does your electricity come to you?
BTW, If you think the trees lost in cutting a 200 foot swath through a national park is going to hurt the environment you obviously did too much drugs in your younger days.
Ugly, yes.
Dangerous to the environment, no.
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#19 Aug 1, 2010
First and foremost you ignorant A S S holes, I am not a tree hugger. READ MY POST !!!! I said there is no need to cut a NEW path if they have alternate plans..If they were coming through your back yard you would be the first ones crying like babies...I think you are the ones who did too many drugs and it altered your comprehension skills....
Arizona

Reading, PA

#20 Aug 1, 2010
U S Citizen wrote:
First and foremost you ignorant **** holes, I am not a tree hugger. READ MY POST !!!! I said there is no need to cut a NEW path if they have alternate plans..If they were coming through your back yard you would be the first ones crying like babies...I think you are the ones who did too many drugs and it altered your comprehension skills....
So many trees to hug, so little time. Maybe if you plant some CFL bulbs around the trees, they will magically light up! Right on, hippie.
U S Citizen

Slatington, PA

#22 Aug 1, 2010
Arizona wrote:
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So many trees to hug, so little time. Maybe if you plant some CFL bulbs around the trees, they will magically light up! Right on, hippie.
I LOVE YOU !!!!! Peace !!!!

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