Letter: Keep power plant out of East Rosebud – Billings Gazette, April 28, 2013

April 30, 2013

Categories: Clean Water, Letters


I have been fishing The East Rosebud Creek most of my life, enjoying the valley that God gave us. I cannot imagine power lines running the length, taking power out. I know the water levels though each season. If water is taken out to run the turbine, half of the year, there would be no water. Fathom that stretch of creek bottom with the lack of wildlife as well as the impact on the fisheries upstream and down. The impact on the valley way outweighs the electricity generated.

We have our cabin set to outlive me and to go on in our family. I hope there are other people who can look far down the road of life with the thought that there is more than the need of this little power plant. How much electricity can this project produce and how much money will it make for Roger Kirk and his family in the future? His kids or my kids? All have to say is, I was here first.

Gordie Blevins
Red Lodge


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Billings, Montana 59101
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