The proposed Pawnee-Daniels Park transmission line project consists of a new double-circuit 345kV transmission line between Xcel Energy’s Pawnee Substation near Brush, Colorado and the Daniels Park Substation south of the Denver metro-area. The project area includes Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, City of Aurora, and the Town of Parker.      

We, the undersigned, request that Xcel Energy halt any additional transmission lines through routes A and B as proposed by Xcel Energy or any other organization associated with the proposal approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) or approved Certificate of Public Convenience related to Senate Bill 07-100, SB100 or any other proposal with similar intentions and routes like Xcel's routes A and B.  ROUTE C, which circumvents the heavily populated residential areas along routes A and B, is the only option supported, as it avoids the risks associated with transmission through the communities of Aurora, including Tollgate Crossing, Sorrel Ranch, Wheatlands, Southlands, Tallyn's Reach, Ponderosa Reserve, Rocking Horse, the Town of Parker and other communities.    


Our requests for objective findings (not opinions)with regard to health issues, and to possible links of EMF exposure to childhood leukemia have not been addressed. Our concerns with the extreme proximity of the Transmission towers to Buffalo Elementary School  (700+ children), as well as to 1000+ homes have been ignored.  Our concerns about the proposed additional SubStation near our homes have been ignored. Our requests that Xcel circumvent our neighborhoods and utilize Route C rather than go through our neighborhoods have been ignored. We can only guess that the reasoning is cost, however last year's  Xcel Annual Report  "The Right Mix" by Xcel CEO Ben Fowke indicates that "$984 million in net income was generated in 2015..the 11th consecutive year that Xcel met or exceeded earnings guidance." Our neighborhoods will forever resemble  industrial areas rather than neighborhoods. The lack of empathy for thousands of Aurora residents is very disconcerting.  If you would like to voice your opinions, please e-mail letters to the following: (Stephen Rodriguez, Planning Supervisor, City of Aurora, may be making the final decision)

dora  PUC (Public Utility Commission) (Aurora City Council)

Thanks on behalf of Lynne Reynolds, the Tollgate Crossing Metro District and the Tollgate Crossing HOA

Update #1about a year ago
To all signers of the "Stop the Powerlines" Petition. Please read the Petition Letter below the Petition. The letter contains important additional information regarding our lack of any progress with Xcel in our quest to Stop the Powerlines. Please e-mail letters with your opinions and thoughts to the e-mail addresses included in the Petition Letter.

Thank you for your assistance with this issue, which is very important to all of us.
Lynne Reynolds/Tollgate Crossing/Metro District HOA
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