Obama to step up power line projects

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) -- The Obama administration wants to speed up the
construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12
states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation's power
grid. The projects are intended to serve as pilot demonstrations of
streamlined federal permitting and improved cooperation among
federal, state and tribal governments. The lines will provide electricity in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The projects are expected to create thousands of jobs, help avoid blackouts, restore power more quickly when outages occur and
reduce the need for new power plants. A formal announcement is expected Wednesday. A copy of the plan was obtained by the associated press.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 08:06 AM
    transmission power line projects will only put money in the hands of a few electrical contractors who build such transmission lines, it won't really trickle into the local economies, but will instead improve the reliability of our electrical grid.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    Hank Williams jr was right. The brown shirts feverishly defended their leader too. When I see Denis' comments, it is obvious we are repeating history.
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      by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to
      Another tool without slight idea about fascism, Nazis, Hitler etc. Thanks, Glen Beck, for this idiocy. If your family lost loved ones in WW2 you'd look for different words to describe your president with whom you don't share political views.
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        by Responding on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM in reply to Denis
        We did lose loved ones and I cannot find better words to describe Pelosi's puppet.
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      by Disgusted on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:14 PM in reply to
      Hank Williams Jr rocks! I went out and bought one of his albums today and I don't even like country music! Way to go, Hank!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    obama has, in less than 3 years, sent more Americans to their deaths in his wars than bush did in 8 years. Wake up and smell the fascism.
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      by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to
      Wrong. See: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/national/fallen/ Also incorrect use of big words.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM in reply to Denis
        Pick the story that fits your worldview. Plenty of links to back up anything. Try this one:http://www.answercoalition.org/sf/news/afghanistan-war-deaths-obama.html. From San Franny no less. Telling that your kind has been reduced from: ending the wars, to increasing conflicts and making excuses about warlord barry only killing x number of our children.
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        by Guest on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM in reply to Denis
        Wow aren't you the expert on use of big words. I can best describe your ilk as "educated idiots". Keep drinking the KoolAid Denis.
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    In response to Denis. You claim my facts are "selective or otherwise wrong". You make the claim but offer no FACTS in rebuttle. Your saying so does not make it so. Offer Facts, not opinion if you wish to sway opinion. This story even states that the economy began to falter in November 2008 which if you check your facts was exactly when the current President was elected and businesses began to retract.
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      by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM in reply to Nun
      You do offer some facts but then lead to desired conclusion without worrying too much about causation. Like bombing of the USS Cole is a fact which you mentioned to prove your point. I can use the same fact to prove that the lack of massive military response then prevented unnecessary loss of lives including our serviceman and innocent civilians. Also it allowed us to enjoy the healthy budget surplus. The same can be done with any other statement.
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        by Nun on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM in reply to Denis
        More propaganda lacking factual basis. What else you got Denis?
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          by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM in reply to Nun
          Criticize the baseless f@rt of the statement that started this. Oh, that was yours.
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        by Guest on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM in reply to Denis
        Are you speaking of the innocent civilians that lost their lives on 9/11. Your argument makes as much sense as not treating cancer because it might cost money.
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:14 AM
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      by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:47 AM in reply to Nun
      Right, nothing to do with Bush spending and tax cuts, wars and unregulated sub-prime lending... All due to healthcare reform which mostly is not in effect yet.
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        by voting taxpayer on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:04 AM in reply to Denis
        Your right.It's nothing to do with Bush.It's Wed. Oct.5 2011.Obama is the president.Come on keep up.By the way healthcare is a law.It blow up on the next president in 2014.Your saving for it now.
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        by Nun on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to Denis
        My comment was in regard to Obamas current proposals, not the past. For your clarification sub-prime lending was a result of regulations enacted by a Democrat controlled Congress acting on recomendations of the House Banking Committee headed by Barney Frank a Democrat. The wars you blame, are at least partially, a result of Democrat Bill Clintons lack of response to the bombing of the USS Cole, which embolded the terrorists. Lower taxation results in more money left in the private sector for investment and consumer activity. Higher taxation results in larger goverment and more regulation that begats even higher taxes. It is the uncertainty of future costs of health care, not the current cost that is stifiling hiring. Now that your are aware of the FACTS Denis, would you like to revise your statement.
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          by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:32 AM in reply to Nun
          You got me with your FACTS... selective at best wrong otherwise. Who in the right mind would start wars while cutting revenue? And where was that Bush era economic boom fueled by low taxes? Of course regulations made banks issue "creative" derivatives, this has nothing to do with unregulated corporate greed. Wars are Clinton's fault.... That's something new. Should have nuked them right then. I bet our boots on their land is the best discouragement against recruitment of fundamentalists. Jeez...
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        by Disgusted on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:27 AM in reply to Denis
        It has been 988 days since Bush was president. You are correct that it has nothing to do with Bush's spending and tax cuts. Lil Barry owns it now. If you want to talk unregulated sub-prime spending, look up the names Frand and Dodd.
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          by Denis on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM in reply to Disgusted
          He owns it now, but he's not the one who turned healthy economy into this mess. You can't keep blaming everything on healthcare act. We got it - you and R's don't like the guy so much than you'd rather see whole country go to hell before he's reelected. All those candidates are real treasure...
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          by Disgusted on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:09 PM in reply to Disgusted
          Reply to Denis: I would vote for a stop sign, a coon dog, a birdbath, anything or anyone else besides the Alewinski worshipping Marxist on the throne now!
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