42 NEW VIOLATIONS BY SDG&E REVEALED ON POWERLINK PROJECT

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By Miriam Raftery

February 28, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – In September, ECM reported 30 construction violations by SDG&E related to Sunrise Powerlink, including serious safety hazards that briefly grounded helicopters. Today, the San Diego UT reports 42 new citations for helicopter flights from October through January. These include flying too close to protected bighorn sheep, dropping another compressor, falling transmission wires, and a door plummeting off a helicopter.

SDG&E was also ordered to replace 10 shiny steel towers in Cleveland National Forest that were supposed to be dull grey.  Ironically, state regulators at the CPUC have refused to order similar corrective action in Lakeside’s El Monte Valley, where an identical promise was made--and broken.

 SDG&E representatives assured residents and planners in a public meeting witnessed by ECM's editor that towers would be “camouflaged” in green, brown or grey, but instead erected shiny silver that residents say have ruined a view once likened to Yosemite's El Capitan.

SDG&E has insisted that it has taken corrective action on safety issues, noting the magnitude of the massive construction project, UT San Diego reports.

For details on prior violations, see  http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/7313

For the most recent violation details, see http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/28/sdge-logs-42-more-powerlink-violations/  

 


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Gerardo Ruiz Navarrete posts on this story are ludicrous

Gerardo Ruiz Navarrete, you are either completely uninformed or you are an SDG&E stooge.

I know, you probably live in some urban cesspool of a neighborhood, somewhere, where it matters not if there are high tension lines located just above your bedroom window, because the tagging and trash on the street serve to distract one from noticing it.

In fact, I'll bet you are one of those miscreants who would approve of oil rigs off the coast of La Jolla Shores and strip mining Yosemite for minerals.

You know, that's a cute kid you got for a profile pic. And it won't be because of YOU when he has somewhere nice to take his family someday.

It will be because of we who "whine" for the earth; those like Miriam and myself and countless others who understand the TRUE meaning of being CONSERVative. It means we conserve our precious resources for our nation's and children's and children's futures.

To me you represent the worst of our population, you could care less if every tree, animal, bird or beautiful place is just bulldozed over and made into parking lots.

You are the epitome of an urban idiot.

And, yes, that's my final answer.

And hey, why would you sell your child's future? Disgusting....really.....

It's sad that you can't see past the rhetoric and smoke and mirror show.

Maybe, you will research this a little instead of just hurling shallow vacuous arrows at people who are actually out there on the front lines trying to make this world a better place for our and YOUR children.

Goodnight, sir.

To clarify....

It appears that Milt's comment refers to someone who posted on the UT story, not ours.  You can find the original comments in the link above.