New York Regional
Interconnect (NYRI) is a company advancing a venture capital project
that would create a massive, 190 mile long electric transmission line
from central New York State almost to the Hudson River in eastern
Orange County. If successful, 73 miles of the 1,200 megawatt
power line, which includes towers as high as 180 feet, would be routed
through the wild and scenic Upper Delaware River
In order to make the power line a
reality, some landowners would likely have their property seized
through eminent domain. Large scale clear cutting of trees would take
place and herbicides would be used both to kill remaining vegetation
and to ensure no further growth occurred.
The potential damaging effects associated
with NYRI's project are staggering.
From disruption of fragile
environmental habitats, including that of the American Bald Eagle, to
severe economic and esthetic impacts, the NYRI stands to
devastate one of the most precious natural, historic, and financial
resources of the Port Jervis/Tri-State region. Similar
concerns like those facing the Port Jervis area are likewise being expressed by scores of communities along the
length of the proposed power line route and a significant number of
influential elected officials are also voicing their opposition to the
current NYRI plan.
For those who believe that protecting
property, the environment, wildlife, economic resources, and the
priceless beauty of the Upper Delaware River is important, the following resources are offered.
Don't delay. Take action. Get involved now. STOP
Against Regional Interconnect
NY Citizens Alliance
Contact New York State
and Federal elected
representatives for the Port Jervis region.
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