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Writer misleading about power line
In his May 21 letter (“Champlain line a big threat to river, land,”) Tom Ellis made a number of misleading, provably false claims about the CHPE hydropower transmission line project that must be corrected.
Most significant is the misguided attempt to raise concern about impacts the construction process could have on the Hudson River’s water quality, which simply isn’t true.
This month, we released the results of rigorous water testing that followed protocols designed with the Hudson 7 and found the installation of the project’s clean energy will not have an impact on the safety of local water supplies. The positive reports can be found at https://chpexpress.com/water-testing/.
CHPE utilizes fully buried HVDC cables, chosen specifically for their ability to carry large quantities of clean energy long distances without losses and ensure the preservation of New York’s scenic beauty.
CHPE will provide 20% of New York City’s energy needs, replacing fossil fuels that harm the health of city residents and add to health costs shared by all New Yorkers.
CHPE has been endorsed by several environmental advocacy organizations, like the New York League of Conservation Voters and Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
CHPE was also the subject of more than a decade of careful planning and environmental review, and construction is underway on this ambitious project that will deliver clean hydropower, helping the state meet its urgent energy goals.
It’s difficult to understand why anyone would deliberately push inaccurate information to fiercely oppose a renewable energy project critical to New York’s energy reliability.
The writer is vice president of external affairs for Transmission Developers, the developer of CHPE.
Views on column, editorial, movie list
Here’s a three-for letter.
First, regarding the recent letter objecting to Andrew Waite’s column appearing on your front page,
I would say that his column has been consistently pertinent, insightful and extremely well written. Put it wherever you want, whenever you like, and I for one will continue to enjoy it.
As for the May 21 editorial, (“Go slow before banning phones in schools,”) about schools being flexible about students having cellphones in school, I say, why? As a former middle school principal, I am well aware of how disruptive cellphones can be in school and truly see no plus side from an educational perspective.
If a student really needs to reach a parent or vice versa, schools have offices with clerical staff and telephones.
Why not keep it simple, as we used to, and if a student has a cell phone that is not turned off and out of sight, it gets confiscated and can be picked up in the office at the end of the school day?
For repeat offenders it would be turned over to a parent whenever they were able to pick it up.
Finally, how about putting the movie calendar back in your paper, as you have had for many years? It would make it a lot easier for people so that we don’t have to jump from website to website in order to find out what is playing where and when.
Thank you! We love The Gazette!
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