Big idea for transmission… ahem..

Filed under:News coverage — posted by admin on March 9, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

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I think it’s one of those “only in California” stories… there’s a big honkin’ butt ugly transmission line proposed out west, the “Powerlink.”¬† And it’s in the news today with this suggestion from someone who thinks it’s the most awful proposal for a part of the world that he likes:

With a little effort, someone could fashion a fiberglass exterior and paint them to look like one of those huge Paul Bunyan statues that once were popular outside brake shops and small-town diners.

We could put the ax-wielding Paul on one side of the highway, and Babe the blue ox on the other.

The whole column is here:

Power line a revolting idea for some in E. County 

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace