In December, the Public Service Commission decided to move ahead with its plans to run high voltage power lines through the Hudson Valley. Earlier on in their consideration of the "energy highway" proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the PSC eliminated from their consideration a proposal by Boundless Energy for underground power lines that would have run west of the Hudson River, through Greene, Ulster, and Orange counties. This weekend, the Kingston Freeman reported that Boundless Energy has filed a lawsuit against the PSC, contending that their proposal should not have been eliminated: "State commission sued for dropping underground power lines plan."
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of course, underground power lines are the way to go for many reasons. however, the PSC works for its own interests and not those of the people of the State of New York.ReplyDelete
New Yrok has one of the highest electric costs in the nation. it also has several of the greatest sources of hydropower in the nation. albany and troy and the factories of columbia county were once powered by all our hydropower. we had an industrial base with "free" power.
now look at us ? an industrial has-been.
how is it that our state ends up with a lumbering anti-green bureaucracy that makes sure the people are paying the most supporting the most archaic systems ?