Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fight to Save Llanishen Reservoir Makes Front Page News in the USA

PPL Headquarters Building in Pennsylvania.
Councillor Phil Bale, in a self financed trip, has met with PPL President, Rick Klingensmith, on friday 16th August at PPL's Headquarters building in Pennsylvania (PPL own WPD which is the electricity company that maintains the local electricity network in South Wales. Whatever supply company you use, some of the money you pay them gets passed on to WPD). 
The meeting made front page news in the local paper there, 'The Morning Call'. Mr Klingensmith advised Councillor Bale that "WPD would be making a decision on the reservoir in the next few months". But after WPD were refused permission to build houses on the reservoir then PPL/WPD have only one reasonable option - respect democracy, refill the reservoir and return the site to its former condition.
For the full story of Phil Bale's visit see the Echo report at - CLICK HERE.
The American version of Councillor Bale's story appeared in the Morning Call newspaper CLICK HERE. (For information the Morning Call has a circulation of over 90,000 compared to the Echo's 30,000).

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