Firm’s Work Helps Prepare Path for $2.2 Billion Power Project
A power line developer sought to create a 333-mile-long transmission project that would carry a thousand megawatts of electricity created at Canadian hydro plants to New York City, traveling beneath Lake Champlain and the Hudson, Harlem and East rivers. The project faced opposition from environmental and neighborhood groups and others.
Our attorneys brought together the concerned groups and state agencies and negotiated a Joint Proposal that covered the route, protection for nearby lands, construction techniques and potential impacts on threatened and endangered species along the path.
The result was an agreement that cleared the way for the $2.2 billion project’s unanimous approval by the New York State Public Service Commission. PSC Chairman Garry A. Brown said the project represented a “lesson to be learned” for other developers.
Those who did not join in the agreement continued their challenge. Our attorneys made our client’s case and won, obtaining certification from the Public Service Commission and securing for our client the PSC’s rejection of a final request for rehearing.
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