AAEA President Visits Chino Hills
AAEA opposes undergrounding the Chino Hills section of the line and the CPUC should reject this proposal. It is an unnecessary alteration of an already approved plan.The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) should reject the Chino Hills underground transmission line proposal. AAEA supports the timely completion of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP). California ratepayers do not need the significant increase in the cost of the transmission line simply to appease the aesthetic requirements of some stakeholders. These types of NIMBY stumbling blocks have been known to obstruct construction of needed infrastructure.
AAEA is particularly concerned about threats to a project that provides emission free electricity to Californians. Such projects are welcome relief for those in minority areas that are disproportionately affected by pollution and have higher incidences of asthma. Any threat to TRIP is a threat to asthmatics. Any delay in TRTP delays mitigation of asthma in vulnerable communities.