Challenge the Empire State Line High Voltage Powerline Project Plan

Challenge the Empire State Line High Voltage Powerline Project Plan

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Martin DeRiso started this petition to State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan and

The Empire State Line is a proposed construction plan devised by NextEra, a Florida-based transmission company, that is currently seeking approval for the creation of 20-miles of new 120' tall 345kV high voltage powerlines running from Royalton through the towns and neighborhoods of Akron, Newstead, Alden, Lancaster and Elma, New York. 

This proposed row of powerlines is intended to run parallel to NYSEG's existing powerlines with a considerable gap between the new and old lines, resulting in a new set of much taller, higher-powered high voltage powerlines located much closer to the properties and homes of residents along its currently intended 20-mile stretch.  This plan places this new row where the current treeline is located, and intends to remove a vast amount of the trees that serve as a wooded barrier between people's properties and the existing lines. 

Many residents are still unaware of this plan, and the ones that know about it are unhappy with its projected impact on their homes and properties, as well as the homes and properties of their neighbors, family and friends, its impact on neighborhood property values and the environment, and the potential health risks and related concerns associated with being in such close proximity to high voltage powerlines.  This is not acceptable, and we must act.

This plan is not yet approved!  We must challenge it before it is too late!

We, the undersigned, are concerned residents of New York State who implore and urge our leaders to act now on our behalf and challenge this plan.  We request that our local and federal leaders and representatives, working with the New York State Department of Public Service and other relevant organizations, use their power and influence to reject or otherwise demand revisions to the Empire State Line plan in order to alter its course and remove the negative impact it is poised to impose on the homes, properties and neighborhoods of numerous New York State residents.

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