We Oppose Xcel Pawnee Daniels Park Transmission Line
DON'T LET XCEL
(Petition is open to all residents 18 or older of the Town of Parker, Colorado. For more details on the background for this petition, visit the Halt the Power Lines blog: http://haltthepowerlines.blogspot.com/)
To the Parker Colorado Mayor, Town Council and Planning Commission:
We call on the Town Council, elected representatives of Parker citizens, to reject all proposed routing of Xcel’s Pawnee to Daniels Park ultra-high-voltage long-distance transmission lines because:
- The lines may never be needed and, with dispersed energy generation and storage technology rapidly developing, they will likely be obsolete long before rate payers have finished paying for them, leaving Town residents with uncompensated and lingering depreciated home values, potential health risks, increased energy costs and the blight of underutilized lines.
- Little (if any) of the power will feed Parker homes or businesses.
- It appears Xcel has attempted to divide the community by pitting Town residents against one another to grease its way to approved routing for its financially self-serving project.
- It’s premature for Xcel to seek Town approval of routing because it is at the same time seeking Public Utility Commission (PUC) permission to begin the project earlier than previously allowed by the PUC.