Tuesday, February 9, 2010

O&R Vegetative Management Plan

Since we have only received an extensively redacted vegetation management plan from Con Ed in response to repeated FIOL requests, the next best thing available for study is the un-redacted plan of it's subsidiary Orange & Rockland.

Here is the press release that came out from O&R when the management plans were updated and released. It clear states that O&R had gone over board on it's clear cutting the ROW under 134kv (and lower voltage) lines in their region.

This recent article from the Journal News shows that the O&R vegetative management plan still has a lot of issues. Note at the end that the town is left with the task of replanting trees along the park trail. No restitution by the utility company.

For a laugh, here is the redacted Con Ed plan.

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