The "confluence of rural and urban" celebrated in yesterday's article about Hudson in the New York Times is at risk--this time from Governor Andrew Cuomo's resolve to create an "energy highway" from Oneida County in the Mohawk Valley to New York City. Four proposals have been submitted to the New York State Public Service Commission--three of which have an impact on Columbia County and Hudson. The map below, published by the Public Service Commission, shows the proposed routes of the transmission lines. (Click on the map to make it bigger.)
Tonight at the Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting, which takes places at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Pam Kline, of Farmers and Families for Livingston, is expected to speak to the committee about the proposed transmission lines and their potential impact on the farms and rural areas that surround Hudson and on our viewshed. Gossips, of course, will report on the meeting, but this may be a meeting that you want to attend yourself.