January 1, 2004

The jungle

It is a jungle out there! A jungle of tall wood poles, transformers and wires. And soon the jungle will grow taller as 90-foot Goliaths, new towers for the electric power grid, march through Vergennes.
It is time our governor, our Legislature, our selectboards followed the examples of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and other states and established a program to bury these cables.
True, the costs would be higher, a price many Vermonters would pay to see the forests instead of the jungle and to have the pleasure of uninterrupted power during the next high wind, ice storm or wet March snow.