Stop LEAPS explains their objections

Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
Dear Editor,Thank you for reporting, Jan. 23, on the Stop LEAPS meeting hosted by Forest, Lake and Communities Coalition. The Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project will affect the property, safety and quality of life of residents throughout our region. Your article, however, didn’t explain our primary objections to LEAPS, so let us do so.First, any transmission line has the potential to ignite fires; however, our larger concern is fire control in a hazardous region that is already prone to wildfire. A 32-mile transmission corridor through the Cleveland National Forest, with towers that are 160-feet high or more, and wires spanning ridge to ridge, will block access by fire-fighting aircraft, which need to fly low to drop PhosChek. Unfettered air space is essential to prote
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