Comments Deadline Extended

to MONDAY (8/15) 4 p.m.!


Congratulations to everyone that wrote a comment to the OPUC -- over 15 letters so far...

AND GOOD NEWS:  the deadline has been extended till 4:00 p.m. on August 15, 2022!

Those of you who could not write because of the short timeframe now have until Monday at 4p.m. to do so. 
This is the link to the order.  Follow the original Alert below for the address and talking points.

Original Action Alert as follows...

Rules to Take Land (Eminent Domain) for transmission lines -- BEFORE they have all necessary permits!

Electric utilities are about to get a free pass to take your land or your neighbors’ land in condemnation proceedings! The Oregon Public Utilities Commission (OPUC) is going to allow utilities to take your land before the utility has all the permits required to do so. The main reason:  "it takes too long" according to the utilities. 

READ this  Letter to the Editor with more info. 


    Subject:  AR 626 – Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

    Talking Points:  (mix & match; pick 1 or 2, and make a quick email or letter)

  • Taking of Land through Eminent Domain must be the last resort--the last step in any development project.
  • Oregonians should not be faced with extensive legal fees to defend their land and homes, when monopoly utilities have endless resources (often paid by rate-payers).
  • Decisions must consider the economic burdens that will be forced on unwilling and (in many cases) unknowing persons. 
  • Decisions must consider environmental justice impacts to communities at risk, including: rural, minority, low-income, elderly.
  • Decisions must consider cumulative impacts on communities, including but not limited to: economic development constraints such as negative effects on tourism, loss of tax revenue due to lower property values, and other health, safety and environmental impacts.  
  • Decisions must consider the degradation to a person, family and communities' quality of life -- forever altered.
  • There is no valid reason to abandon or override existing regulations governing eminent domain.  If so, this decision belongs in the legislature -- not in an agency's rulemaking authority!


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