Section 1221 of the Energy Policy Act was never debated on the floor of the House floor and there was no opportunity to amend this bill on this particular issue.  It is imperative that we now have a full and transparent discussion about federal siting of transmission lines, especially when they cut across huge swaths of open space and in many cases over existing neighborhoods.  We just can't let the Department of Energy run roughshod over these areas.  And now that so many members realize what is happening, I suspect the interest in this issue will grow.