What is really more frustrating is the comments of Senator Tom Udall, the sometimes master of fence sitting on issues. Here is what the Journal quoted him as saying,
Saying WSMR has a “diverse and important mission,” Udall said he has urged the cooperating agencies to work together for a “timely and fair resolution concerning WSMR and SunZia we can all benefit from.”
What the hell does that mean? Does he have a position? Come on Tom! Man up a little. You are on the appropriations committee. Defense will most likely do what you want and deep down you know the power line is more important to the future than some missile shots.
Senator Heinrich was more forthcoming.
"Heinrich said the siting process has been “deliberate, transparent and comprehensive. I am excited that this proposal is on the verge of moving from the planning phase to actual construction.”
That sounds like support for the hard right of way decision for the power line. He takes a position. And it is the right one.