Power line near the Delaware hits snag

Power line near the Delaware hits snag

The power line would still be very close to the Delaware River,
across from Wayne County, according to this segment from
an NYRI map released in February of this year

MONTICELLO NY – New York Regional Interconnection, Inc., the company that wants to build a power line from Oneida County to Orange County, with a portion of it running very close to the Delaware River, has hit a snag.   A system reliability study was rejected by the Operating Committee of the New York Independent System Operator.

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Map says Saugerties, not Catskill, was Henry Hudson’s Indian site

The Daily Mail, Greene County June 2, 2008

CATSKILL — In about seven months the calendar will officially turn to 2009 and, as municipal and community leaders throughout the length of the Hudson Valley are already aware, it will be the 500th anniversary — the quadricentennial — of Henry Hudson’s 1609 discovery and exploration of the river.

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Pa.: Partial shutdown ordered of gas drilling

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By MARTHA RAFFAELE 05.30.08, 5:10 PM ET

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Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered a partial shutdown Friday of natural gas drilling operations by two companies in the state’s northcentral region, saying they lacked permits for collecting water from nearby streams to be used in the drilling.

Neither Range Resources-Appalachia nor Chief Oil & Gas took steps to ensure the streams would be protected from pollution or other harm before conducting exploratory drilling at two sites in Lycoming County, said Robert Yowell, director of the Department of Environmental Protection’s northcentral regional office.

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Report: NYRI spending masks flaws


Posted Jun 01, 2008 @ 11:57 PM
Last update Jun 02, 2008 @ 06:19 AM

New York Regional Interconnect has spent almost $14 million on its proposed power line project without proving its necessity, according to a new report from a multi-county group fighting the plan. 

Communities Against Regional Interconnect reviewed NYRI’s application to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and said it found: 

* A lack of technical merit. 

* Outdated images and maps. 

* Assumptions based on incomplete or flawed information. 

* Missing information required on the power line’s environmental impact, cultural

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Hunter seeks public input on expanding scenic byway

HUNTER – The town’s ad-hoc Steering Committee will take comments on June 14 on plans to add 18 miles of road to the existing 12-mile Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway designation along three main thoroughfares.

The session is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Hunter Elementary School on state Route 23A (Main Street) in the village of Hunter.

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