First, thank you all for your support! Together I know we can make this happen.
I want to quickly address a valid question, "Won't the cost of burying the power lines make our energy costs even higher?"
The answer is: It could, but it doesn't have to. If CL&P were to spend even a portion of the money they spend on tree maintenance and disaster clean up on burying lines systematically over a number of years, in time, we could probably erase those costs all together actually lowering costs in the long run.
Also, I believe it is the combination of both my petitions that will create the necessary pressure to fix this problem without allowing CL&P to pass the costs onto us. The first petition pressures CL&P to protect the power lines while the second petition invites competitors to CL&P which will help keep costs down. A company can't maintain high prices if there's another one offering the same thing at a lower price.
Please consider signing both.