Neighbors Battle High Voltage Line05/22/08 Robert Lorei
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Our guests during this segment, Susan Watson and Joy Ingram, live in the Seffner area of east Hillsborough County. They are battling plans by Tampa Electric to build a high voltage power line (the Willow Oak Wheeler davis line) through what they say is a pristine forest/wetland area.
The site is the home to at least one nesting pair of bald eagles. An administrative law judge has already ruled in favor of the utility company. The next step in the process is the Governor and cabinet must approve the route. Ingram and Watson say most neighbors oppose the project and there is an alternative route which generally goes along an industrial corridor on U.S. 301 and Broadway.