Sunday, October 24, 2010

PSC Announces Public Hearing on the Proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line - Yonkers Riverfront Library, Monday Oct 25, 6pm

Subject: Champlain Hudson Power Express Public Hearing; Mon. Oct. 25, 6pm Riverfront Library Yonkers

Everyone: Enclosed find notice of a Yonkers public hearing this Monday evening regarding the proposed Champlain Transmission line down the Hudson River. Please read attached documents. This is an extremely important matter for Yonkers as the project would mandate the use of a large area of open space behind the library for the 4 acre conversion plant that is necessary for convert the line from DC to AC current. And in terms of the Hudson Rver, there are environmental and ecological questions to be addressed, as the line would have to be submerged down the length of the riverbed until it reached the terminus point in Yonkers.

Those of you who do not live in Yonkers, but are concerned with the Hudson River and/or live in adjacent towns may want to attend this hearing as it may be the closest to you. Check the attachment for locations.

From PSC:
A public hearing on the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line and converter station will be at the Yonkers Riverfront Library on Monday, October 25 at 6 pm. A notice is attached with further information. The converter station is proposed to be located at the parking lot on Wells Avenue, due north of the library. The transmission line cable would be mostly submerged in the Hudson River (in the downstate region). Further information on the proposed facilities is available at www.chpexpresseis.org. The NYSPSC proceeding associated with this project can be accessed here.

PSC Public Hearing announcement with hearings schedule can be downloaded as pdf file here.

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