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Catskill hearing about slight change to transmission line

Aug 24, 2023 12:11 am

Raymond Pignone in Columbia-Greene Media reports that the New York State Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing on Aug. 29 in Catskill about the already-approved Champlain-Hudson Power Express Project. The hearing is at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 on the second floor of Catskill Town Hall, 439 Main St. The 339-mile, 1,000-megawatt energy transmission line will pass through Coxsackie, Athens, New Baltimore, and Catskill in Greene County, moving energy from Quebec to New York City. Environmental advocacy group Riverkeeper opposes the project, saying it will impact aquatic life and navigation and threaten drinking water. Cables will be buried underwater and underground in the plan. Champlain-Hudson Power Express received an incentive package from the Greene County Industrial Development Agency. The public hearing is about a proposed amendment to the plan, changing to a segment of about one mile that has been approved by the Catskill Town Board and the Catskill Village Board of Trustees. The change would shift the transmission line away from some homes onto New York State Department of Transportation land along Route 23 and Route 9W. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.

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