Congress Concerned About Transmission Corridors

Washington D-C – A congressional committee is disappointed with the Bush administration's approach to getting more electricity from power plants to consumers. It would be done by building so called transmission corridors from western states that develop the most energy. But a congressional committee is worried that too much of that energy would come from traditional fossil fuels like coal. States also want more say over where the corridors would be located. For instance, Wyoming wants to maximize the existing power grid by placing the new transmission lines next to current power lines. Tom Darin of the conservation group Western Resource advocates says doing things the right way will reduce opposition.
Darin admits that a new energy corridor is important, but not at the expense of the environment and landowners.