Hinchey To Unveil Legislation To Stop NYRI Power Line Proposal

Hinchey To Unveil Federal Legislation To Stop NYRI Power Line Proposal

Monday, February 5, 2007
12:00 noon

Sullivan County Government Center
(Legislative Chamber -- Second Floor)
100 North Street
Monticello, New York

Monticello, NY -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
and local officials will hold a press conference on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the legislative chamber (second floor) of the Sullivan County Government Center located at 100 North Street in Monticello, New York to unveil new federal legislation he will be introducing that day in Congress to stop the New York Regional Interconnection, Inc. (NYRI) power line proposal from moving forward.

Hinchey strongly opposes the NYRI proposal to construct a high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line from Oneida County to Orange County, New York. The congressman believes the proposed project threatens the federally-protected Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and would have serious adverse impacts on local communities along the proposed routes.

Among those joining Hinchey at the press conference will be: Christopher Cunningham, Sullivan County Legislative Chairman/Communities Against Regional Interconnect (CARI); Troy Bystrom, Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition (UDPC); Nina Guenste, SayNo2NYRI; and William Douglass, Upper Delaware Council (UDC).

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Chris White
District Representative
Office of Congressman Maurice Hinchey
City Hall, Third Floor
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-3211
(845) 342-2070 (fax)

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