Sunday, June 25, 2006

Stopping NYRI

Anyone who is a resident of a municipality that will be touched by the proposed NYRI Power Line has a RIGHT to Party Status in proceedings before the Public Service Commission, provided that they request same within 30 days of the filing of the application. (see DPS Regulations 85-2.11 (a)(10)). THE DUE DATE IS JUNE 30TH! Party Status allows you not only to file a statement, but also to directly participate in the proceedings, including presentation of evidence and cross examination of witnesses.

STOPNYRI.COM has a lot of information on the topic, including a nifty form that will generate a letter for requesting party status that you can print out and send in.

More information on NYRI is available from the Dept. of Public Service.

Capraro Technologies and Google have provided an Interactive Map where you can zoom in and see exactly where the line will be going.

This proposal is stoppable.


Anonymous said...

If it's not stopped, I think it's going to be the final nail in Upstate's coffin. :-( Geeez. I love Upstate NY so much, I hate what's happening to it. I posted a link to stopnyri on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the powerlines website. I actually mapped it using NYRI's satellite photos and was appalled at how much damage is going to be caused by it. I appreciate you spreading the word!