Reprinted from New York Property Rights Clearinghouse Vol. 11 No. 4, Fall 2007
The Federal Government is Establishing Power Line Corridors
in New York
Large corridors through the Southwest and mid-Atlantic regions that the federal government is designating to improve the flow of electricity and prevent blackouts will include areas of New York State. The Department of Energy announced two "national interest electric transmission corridors" where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will have the power to approve construction of electric lines if states delay approval. The grids encompass all or part of ten states where high voltage lines are not capable of handling growing demand. Expanding the use of eminent domain is a concern raised in an Associated Press article where this appeared in New York Outdoor News on October 19.