Shelby Area Already Doing It’s Fair Share
The Shelby area is already burdened by two 345 KV and one 138 KV power lines built in the 1970’s and 1980’s to take power from the LCRA Fayetteville Project to Brenham, Texas and cities to the North. The new proposed power easement and towers are ever larger and this time come even closer to the town itself. They will cross at the intersection of FM 389 and FM 1457 which is the road leading to nearby Round Top, Texas and the epicenter of the twice annual antique weekend many Houstonians come to the country to enjoy.
Shelby, Texas is home to many pre-Texas Settlement Live Oak Trees and the annual Texas Wildflowers. Shelby attracts many visitors annually to see the Texas Bluebonnets and participate in the twice annual antique weekend.
Proposed Northern Route Through Shelby is Longer
The proposed Northern route through Shelby is also longer than the more direct routes to the South, thereby adding increased construction costs. This in turn will be passed on the the consumer. It would necessitate the destruction of even more trees and pristine pasture and farmland.
The entire project is not even necessary.
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