Hearing to discuss Tehachapi high-voltage power lines in Chino Hills

Two lawmakers are set to host a field congressional hearing to discuss 200-foot high-voltage power lines on Saturday.

The transmission poles and towers are being installed within Southern California Edison’s right-of-way from Chino Hills’ western border near Tonner Canyon, through the city and eventually going into Riverside County.

The Congressional House Financial Services Committee hearing is entitled “The Impact of Overhead High Voltage Transmission Towers and Lines on Eligibility for FHA Insured Mortgage Programs” and will include both Congressmen and representatives from the Federal Housing Administration and Housing and Urban Development, according to a news release.

The House Rules Committee has ordered SCE to testify at the hearing which is set for 10 a.m. at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills.

The two Rep. Ed Royce, R-Orange, and Gary Miller, R-Brea, – who will run against each other for the newly drawn District 39 seat in the House of Representatives – have joined forces with Chino Hills officials and activists Hope for the Hills in the fight against the installation of electrical towers.

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