Edmonton Power Line Protest

November 25, 2009.Bury the Lines

Tuesday night, thousands of people attended a meeting to promote the undergrounding of a 500 kilo volt transmission line proposed for Alberta. The meeting, organized by RETA (Responsible Electricity Transmission for Albertans) drew between 2,000 and 4,000 people and was held in Rexall Place, where the Edmonton Oilers play their games. The evening started with a procession of children carrying glow sticks and reminded those attending the purpose of the meeting, which was to protect those living near these high voltage power lines. Talks, interspersed with video interviews of leukemia sufferers, juxtaposed the scientific statistics with the real life drama of living with leukemia. For more information read “High-voltage rally to draw thousands” and “Mass Power-Line Protest” in the Edmonton Journal and visit the RETA website.