Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

The Wilderness Society’s Alex Daue argues regional transmission projects for clean energy can be built without sacrificing environmental protection.

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves.  

Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife habitat, and cultural resources areas are not appropriate for transmission lines and energy development. Thankfully, an ongoing process shows how we can build regional transmission projects crucial to a clean, reliable, affordable energy future without sacrificing environmental stewardship. 

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