Power Lines through the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area?

Published Feb 10, 2012

AppalachianTrail.com thanks NorthJersey.com for their fine reporting on issues affecting the Appalachian Trail. This story was posted on Friday, January 9th:

"The night was wet and gloomy, the location remote yet more than 200 people packed into the ballroom at the Farmstead Golf & Country Club last month to voice their opinions, share their concerns and make a plea to officials from the National Park Service.

Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area Superintendent John Donahue and National Park Service (NPS) Appalachian Trail Park Manager Pamela Underhill listened for more than three hours to the 57 people who went on the record about the proposed Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission project that if built would pass through the park.

The last scheduled public hearing allowed all stakeholders to talk about the NPS's draft Environmental Impact Study, which concludes that the "no build" option is the best plan.

The $1 billion transmission project calls for two utility giants -- PPL in Pennsylvania and Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) in New Jersey to construct 146 miles of a new 500-kilovolt power line built on towers up to 200 feet high, double the height of the poles in place today."

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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