It’s not too late for the public to prevent construction of most large power lines by insisting that power generation happen on a state or local level. Solar thermal power plants and wind farms are well suited for this. Aggressive energy conservation and solar home retrofits can obliterate the need for centralized power plants and their sprawl of power lines.
The Energy Policy Act of ’05 is a regressive act that cuts out the public from much decision-making and fosters undemocratic corporate control of our energy future. The power-line corridor matter is but one ugly extension of this already obsolete legislation.
Santa Fe, New Mexico