Visits to this blog soared through the roof today after an article on the front page of the Metro Section of the NY Times about the New York Regional Interconnection Power Line Project. The power line route is proposed to run through western Sullivan County.
Most of us up here believe this is an unnecessary and horrible project, with no other real purpose than to line the coffers of NYRI and its investors. Opposition among politicians along the route is practically universal. And if you’ve attended any of the public meetings held by NYRI, the combination of their arrogance and obfuscation is simply amazing. At a meeting in Callicoon, one of their executives actually said that there is no evidence that huge power lines have a negative effect on property values!
I could go on and on. (I don’t get hot and bothered about a lot, but I do about this.) A number of people have emailed me today asking where they can get more information, or maps of the route. Here are some resources:
The primary group organizing opposition to the power lines in Sullivan County is the Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition, www.udpc.net. They have established a legal fund, and can use your contributions. Its a good, well organized group of folks
An excellent website with the latest news on the project, and of the moves to stop it, is www.nyri.info.
The official New York Regional Interconnection website is www.nyri.us. This is where you can see the detailed maps of the route. To see where the power lines are proposed near you, go to the orthophotographic map library section.