Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Not In My Back Yard

The Post & Courier (Charleston, S.C.):

South Carolina Electric & Gas says it can better serve the town with a new 115,000-volt transmission line, but residents of Hamlin Plantation, Raven's Run, Hamlin Park and Six Mile say they don't want the line and its 70-foot-tall steel towers in their neighborhoods.

The residents said they are worried about the resale value of their homes and possible health effects of having a powerful transmission line so close. They also worry about the line marring the character of their neighborhoods and the impact of the project if the line is constructed in environmentally sensitive areas.