Save the Ozarks Board of Directors
Retired, Senior Scientist, Greenpeace International; Science Advisor, International POPs Elimination Network; Science Advisor, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Costner has worked as an advocacy scientist at national and international levels for 36 years. A native of Arkansas, she has made her home on and given her heart to 135 acres of forest-covered hills and hollers a few miles from Eureka Springs for more than 40 years. Two of SWEPCO’s proposed transmission line routes go through the middle of her homeplace with its many springs, caves and other karst features, including two losing streams. Costner’s home has been powered by a photovoltaic system since 2005.
Professional Woodworker, Teacher, and Author
Shocked by SWEPCO’s proposal, Stowe began researching the need for the power line. He discovered…the utility was proposing to destroy properties of enormous ecological, economic and cultural value all across the area for deceptive purposes. Their true intention was not to bring power to us, but to build a transmission corridor of excessive proportions to carry power through us.
Retired businessman and solar power entrepreneur/advocate
We believe local solar power distribution is better for national security, our environment, and our economy. This industry will also provide more local jobs . We are sharing with our neighbors what we have learned from our solar power experience. The power that we have captured to date at our house alone has saved the planet 10 tons of carbon, offset the value of 250 trees and could power 450 houses for one day.