Letter to the Editor

Reader suggests alternate SWEPCO route in NW Ark.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

If SWEPCO's ruinous power line is approved, can we find an alternate route that will better protect our Ozarks?

Is there an alternate route, already burdened with eminent domain, power lines, etc., that should not require 160-foot-tall towers or 150-foot right-of-ways or need to be maintained by herbicides? Would a route going south from Bentonville, along the Interstate 540 right-of-way, then east, along the Interstate 40 right-of-way, be that alternate route?

--Rocky Whitely

Pastor, Wildflowers Chapel

Former government instructor, Southwest Texas State University