When Idaho Power’s chickens come home to roost

Dear Mr. Darrel T Anderson

CEO Idaho Power

I regret to inform you that I have purchased the three lots adjoining your mansion and will be sorting “recycled material” on them. It’s not really recyclable material but my lawyers advised that I call it that to get the site permit. Really it is used baby diapers (UBDs) and I just intend to leave them rot. Government regulations forbid me from actually doing this but hey, you’re Idaho and I live in Oregon and I don’t want to see this sort of thing happen in my own state. Besides my legislators are in my pockets and that’s the way the system works. Since your mansion with its pristine view faces south you won’t be looking out on anything too disturbing since the site is mainly to the west of you, however, you may want to check your local weather as to where the breeze originates from on your barbecue days. I realize this may be a deterrent to you throwing parties, especially for your happy stockholders who are making 6 percent and more from Idaho Power’s dividends — which you hand out at the expense of communities like mine where you and your company are intent on destroying historical sites and viewscapes, spread weeds, cause erosion to both the environment and local cultures, emit EMFs and generally make blue ribbon nuisances of yourselves. You’d probably like to complain about this used diaper waste site, but the rules, the way I have had them rewritten, specifically state that anything you say is null and void, now or in the past meaning that any complaint or reason not to turn your neighboring lots into a UBD dump will be totally ignored. This will significantly lower the value of your land as well as erode your lifestyle, but hey I rewrote the rules — just like your company, Idaho Power, is currently doing to force its power lines through Eastern Oregon while you won’t let us have any say in the matter. Mr. Anderson, we are the people who happen to inhabit this vast unspoiled Eastern Oregon region and we don’t want your powerlines ruining it. What part of “NO” don’t you understand?

Whit Deschner

Baker City