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BPA I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project

- What is the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposing?
- What is the Board of Clark County Commissioners’ position on the project?
- What are county commissioners doing?
- What can I do?
- Where can I get more information?


What is the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposing?
BPA is in the early stages of selecting a route for a new 70-mile-long 500-kilovolt transmission line through Clark County, from Castle Rock, Washington, to Troutdale, Oregon. The federal agency wants to improve its transmission grid to meet future electricity needs and provide greater reliability.

What is the Board of Clark County Commissioners’ position on the project?
Although commissioners generally support efforts to increase power transmission systems, they also have heard from many county residents who have understandable concerns about this project.

What are county commissioners doing?
Commissioners intend to participate in the federal process and advocate on behalf of county residents.

County officials are meeting with interested parties and preparing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Comments are due to BPA by March 25, 2013.

What can I do?
Get involved in the process - Make your thoughts known to the BPA. It’s a good idea to become familiar with the National Environmental Policy Act since the federal law will guide BPA’s alignment selection process.

Submit Comments

Contact your congressional delegation - You can also contact your congressional delegation to voice your concerns about this federal process.

The Honorable Patty Murray
United States Senator          
173 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
www.murray.senate.gov                
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2621
Vancouver: (360) 696-7797

The Honorable Maria Cantwell
United States Senator
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
www.cantwell.senate.gov
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3441
Vancouver: (360) 696-7838

The Honorable Jaime Herrera Beutler
United States Congresswoman
1130 Longworth House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515      
www.herrerabeutler.house.gov
Washington, DC: (202) 225-3536
Vancouver: (360) 695-6292

 

Where can I get more information?
Visit the project’s Web site, www.bpa.gov/go/i5. You can review more “frequently asked questions” there, as well as a guide to the National Environmental Policy Act. Click on the “Get Involved” link to find out more about how you can make your voice heard.

 

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Board of Clark County Commissioners
Administrator: Mark McCauley
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 6th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
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