STO public meeting this Friday

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Save the Ozarks will hold a public meeting in The Auditorium in Eureka Springs at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6.

A number STO officers, members and supporters who attended last week's hearing before the Arkansas Public Service Commission on SWEPCO's power-line proposal will offer brief personal accounts of the hearing. A question and answer period will follow.

Following last week's meeting, Mick Harrison, STO's lead attorney, said, "The hearing in Little Rock before the Commission went very well from STO's perspective." He also noted that "persuasive evidence was presented demonstrating that the proposed extra-high-voltage 345,000 Volt line is not needed to solve any real reliability problem or any need for more electric power."

STO Director Pat Costner said, "The evidence SWEPCO submitted for this hearing and the responses of their expert witnesses during cross-examination has further strengthened our confidence that APSC will not approve SWEPCO's proposal."

STO anticipates that it will hold a second public meeting later this month with attorney Harrison as the featured speaker.

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