Randy Stewart talks concerning the historical past of his property and the proposed Transource excessive-voltage energy line that may run although his Decrease Chanceford Township property.
Paul Kuehnel

I stand with our farmers, and our lovely York County communities, and I all the time could have their again. I reject the necessity for the Independence Power Connection.

First, let’s break this down. PJM Interconnection is an electrical energy transmission system operator, and it controls and screens Pennsylvania’s and the area’s electrical grid. They employed Transource, a developer of electrical transmission tasks, for $320 million to construct a brand new electrical energy line by means of southern York County and into Maryland, often known as the “Independence Power Connection.”

Extra: Transource power line proponents are on the defensive (column)

Extra: Transource power line reps allegedly harassed land owners in southern York County

Extra: Transource Energy: Here’s where we want to build a 16-mile power line through southern York County

What’s the issue with the road you could ask? First, the proposed Transource energy line challenge will destroy York County farmlands and different pure options that the County values, has invested in, and guarded. In accordance with York Dispatch reporting, our York County Planning Fee stated, “the proposed path would probably have an effect on pure options and preserved farmland that the county has spent some huge cash to guard.” Second, there’s already an present energy line that runs virtually parallel to the proposed challenge. What analysis has been executed to make the most of this line’s capability or to piggyback off the infrastructure we have now already constructed?

Our county commissioners are additionally towards the challenge! On February 7, the York County Commissioners handed a decision recommending that the Pennsylvania Utility Fee deny Transource Power’s software. Our County Commissioners are usually not alone! The Baltimore Solar reported that members of Harford County’s delegation to the Maryland Basic Meeting are additionally towards the venture and are “working to make it harder for Transource to proceed.”

We don’t even want the facility strains:

1. Felicia Dell, the York County Planning Commissioner, stated to the Dispatch, “…the Transource energy line would not be benefiting electrical energy consumption wants in York County…”

2. They don’t seem to be listening to…