Archive for February, 2011

Circuit Court Strikes Down Federal Transmission Corridors

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

On February 2, 2011, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a ruling to vacate the 2007 Department of Energy (DOE) designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs), which covered all or parts of 10 US states. Within these “corridors”, utilities were given unprecedented access to federal eminent domain authority for the fast-track siting of electric transmission lines.  Click here to read the full story.

Town of Mount Airy officially opposes PATH plan

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

On January 31st, 2011, the Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to draft a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission to restate their opposition to the plan for the proposed PATH substation.  Click here to read the full article.

Frederick BOCC sends letter to Maryland PSC

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

On January, 25th, 2011 the Frederick Board of County Commissioners sent a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission to provide a summary of the findings in the recent hearings within Frederick County and to re-affirm its opposition to the proposed location of the PATH substation in Mount Airy.  Click here to read the letter.

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