October 21, 2009

Wake up and oppose this project

To the Editor:

In a world of analogies and cliches, it is time to put a hammer to your thumb. Sussex and Morris county residents need to "grip it and rip it" if only to approximate the impact Public Service Electric & Gas company's proposed Bushkill-to-Roseland power line expansion will have on our fair land. Sticking out like a sore thumb is the appropriate cliche to describe how these gargantuan, industrial-strength monuments to conspicuous consumption would look on our local landscape. Not only do they represent classic overkill, they are just plain ugly.

Thankfully, you don't actually have to disable a digit to visualize the potential impact of this massive project. You can now see it courtesy of three images currently posted on Stop The Lines (www.stopthelines.com), the website of our local community opposition group. If you're still indifferent to the impact after viewing these three images, then you can go back to "sleeping like a log."

However, if you're as alarmed by this proposed blight to Sussex County's bucolic charm as a growing number of locals are, then wake up and smell the coffee. It's not too late to weigh in via your elected officials or members of New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities, which will begin hearing PSE&G's case on Nov.16.