- 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.
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.
Contact your congressional delegation - You can also contact your congressional delegation to voice your concerns about this federal process.
The Honorable Patty Murray
The Honorable Maria Cantwell
The Honorable Jaime Herrera Beutler
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.