Monday, October 03, 2011

NYRI Redux?

From FoxNews: Fed Plan to Consolidate Power Over Nation's Power Highway Has States Nervous . 
The Obama administration is looking to consolidate control over the nation's power highway, pushing a proposal that would put one federal agency in the driver's seat when it comes to reviewing and approving power-line projects across the country. . . . 

[The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] said the plan would allow for an "expedited" process and, in the long run, "help satisfy the need for a modern and efficient transmission grid in the United States, with increased access to the most cost-effective renewable resources."
It's easy to see where this will go for us in the Greater Utica area.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Gee, next the Feds will want their own Army and Navy! To think they want a coordinated, efficient national power system! Yes, of course, this will trample states' rights, citizens' rights, etc. Federal bureaucracies are not known for their democratic practices. Hey, I live in the Catskills and New York City sucks our water downhill to their sewers, but there is a concept known as the greater good for the many (or something like that.) This is, after all, the 21st century and things have gotten complicated.
So, although it's upsetting, count on the Feds having it their way. Rather than obstruct it, we need to finagle our best options into place.