Town, citizens turn to governor in NYSEG battle

The Register Star
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:30 am
By John Mason Columbia-Greene Media | 0 comments

The Ghent Town Board and the citizens’ group Protect Ghent have appealed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take a close look at an 11.1-mile, 115-volt electric transmission line proposed to run through the towns of Ghent, Stockport and Chatham.

The New York State Electric and Gas Company’s proposal is currently undergoing an evidence-gathering and public-hearing phase by the state Public Service Commission that will lead to the commission’s final decision in fall 2014.

At Thursday’s Town Board meeting, board members unanimously passed a resolution stating that the power line “would have a severe detrimental effect to the town and to the environment,” and urging Cuomo “to insure that this project receives the utmost scrutiny and careful consideration, including a close look at all reasonable alternatives.” read more

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