Sunday, June 24, 2007

I wonder if Billy Clapp saw this coming?

Billy Clapp was an Ephrata lawyer and, along with Rufus Woods, one of the driving forces behind the making of the Grand Coulee Dam. His hopes for industrial development in his region were disappointed when the Feds established the BPA to export the power out of the immediate area at postage-stamp rates, i.e., the power from the dam cost the same in Seattle as it did in Ephrata.

In today's Columbia Basin Herald, David Cole reports this from a meeting of the Ephrata City Council with Grant County Public Utility District representatives:

"The PUD is working on three substation projects in 2007, in the north and west sections of Quincy for Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and in Moses Lake for REC Silicon."

Billy Clapp Lake