Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Catskill Mountainkeeper rallying opposition to NYRI power line

The Catskill Mountainkeeper is urging its members and friends to attend scheduled public hearing and speak out against the New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI), a proposed 190-mile, high voltage, direct current transmission line. It would run through seven New York counties and 38 municipalities.

The Mountainkeeper claims the project:

* Does not result from a regional or statewide planning process;

* Is not required to address electric system reliability concerns, and

* Fails to consider new programs designed to reduce energy demands through conservation.

The environmental organization has posted a list of talking points for opponents to use in arguing against the project and a schedule of public hearings that are under way and will end on Nov. 6.

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