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City, Six Nations fighting Hydro One clear-cut of Red Hill corridor

hydro-quebec-power-tension-linesHamiltonians and Haudenosaunee fighting to keep trees from being cleared

By Chris Seto, CBC News, March 20, 2016

The Six Nations Haudenosaunee and the City of Hamilton are trying to save as many trees as possible from Hydro One’s plan to clear-cut a section of land in the Red Hill Valley.

A line of hydro towers running 1.6 km along the Red Hill Valley Parkway from Glen Castle Park to the brow of the escarpment have been standing over residents since the 1960s.

Since that time, the power authority has periodically trimmed back trees every few years as needed, keeping regulatory clearances between vegetation and hydro lines, while also leaving the undergrowth to thrive. Read the rest of this entry