Edmonton wants Heartland line buried
Edmonton councillors are speaking out against mammoth, above-ground power lines that could run immediately east of the city, delivering power to the industrial heartland.
The city wants to see the line buried, warning of possible health impacts, poor esthetics and the potential for nearby property values to drop. The towers could be up to 24 stories high.
“One of the names that this is being called is the mother of all power lines, because … 24-storeys outside your backyard is not something attractive, to say the least,” Coun. Karen Leibovici told a news conference Friday.
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