Sunday, July 12, 2009

Allegheny's march just hit a steep slope

They're beginning to run into more serious issues as time goes by.
Just last week, a group in the Frederick County neighborhood of Kemptown have filed a motion to intervene on a proposed electric substation planned for Bartholows Road.

The motion, filed Monday by the Citizens Against the Kemptown Electric Substation, states that an alternative location for the PATH substation has not been considered.

The suit could affect the Maryland Public Service Commission's decision on the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline. The substation would be the end point for the $1.8 billion, 300-mile, 765 kilovolt power line.

In other PATH news, I stumbled across an excellent blog that diagnoses the situation far more frequently than I do. In West Virginia, The Power Line recently put up a similar story about 200 citizen intervenors that have joined opposition up till July 11's count.
They follow with the PSC staff questions HERE.

All Virginia's citizens have to do is turn the heat up here under the SCC and our Senators (who are amazingly ABSENT on this matter--Sen.Warner even going so far as to say that this was not his "primary" constituency)and we can complete a trifecta of opposition.


kelley in virginia said...

monk: there is a lawyer in Rappahannock Co. that could be helpful. do you know bill fletcher?

The Bulletproof Monk said...

I laughed so hard, I may have hurt something. Is that 'ol fart still alive?
Kelley, my family is FROM Rappahannock!
My father was born in Laurel Mills, and I have kin all over that county.

I certainly have run into 'ol Bill a number of times in my life...and I always count my fingers after I shake his hand!

The PEC has an excellent council, and we're making progress on this effort here as well. There will be a workshop on filing as a respondent that Judy and I are attending on the 17th in Neersville.

kelley in virginia said...

monk, he & my husband roomed together in law school. wild, yes, but very loyal to my husband & me.

may i repeat, wild. wild.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

I certainly believe that!
He represented some of my family when my paternal grandpappy passed away, and there was a dispute over the very large estate between the 9 kids.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

It is JIM Bill Fletcher, right?