POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Environmentalists in the Hudson Valley are praising a decision by New York regulators to extend a comment period related to proposals for power lines through the region.
The state Public Service Commission is considering proposals for the construction of new transmission lines upstate for the downstate region. Advocates say the lines are needed to serve downstate, though critics worry about the environmental and aesthetic impacts.
The commission earlier this month extended the comment period on the so-called scoping phase by 60 days, to Feb. 21. The public can weigh in on the scope of issues that will be reviewed by regulators.
Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan says they intend to ask whether the project is needed at all.