USA Today named Eureka Springs one of the top 10 places to go and witness the splendor of fall colors against forested hillsides. They published a photo of our beautiful forest views that American Electric Power (AEP) and their subsidiary, SWEPCO, would destroy in their quest to make greater profits by building more massive transmission lines even though demand for electric power has fallen for the 7th year in a row.
Our forested hillsides are a national treasure that should not be sacrificed for AEP’s bottom line. What can you do? We have three ideas.
- Go to stoplines.com and tell the Arkansas Public Service Commission to immediately reject the application.
- Add to the growing conversation on the USA Today site, and leave a comment at the close of the article.
- Go to AEP’s facebook page and tell them that their plan to sacrifice the beauty of the Ozarks for the sake of their profits is unconscionable and must be stopped.
Their application to trash the Ozarks should come to an immediate halt. Even if there was a proven need for the project (the Arkansas Public Service Commission found that there was not) this project is too costly to bear.