Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 | Opponents of the Sunrise Powerlink are guilty of playing both sides of the issue and doing a disservice to San Diegans.

The call for more renewable, “green” energy appeals to everyone, but now that SDG&E proposes a plan to bring the region exactly what it asks for (and state law demands), suddenly it’s labeled a boondoggle.

When our energy infrastructure is proven woefully inadequate to meet our own needs, we demand improvements. But when SDG&E answers the call with a planned transmission line (the first in 25 years), suddenly it’s labeled “greed.”

San Diegans should be wary of opponents’ arguments against the Sunrise Powerlink. They do not have your best interests in mind; they have theirs. The Sunrise Powerlink may not be perfect, but it is — by far — the best alternative to meeting the goals we have, and state law requires.

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