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Stop the Susquehanna-Roseland Power Line

The National Park Service is getting public input on the proposed high voltage Susquehanna-Roseland power line. Because the line would cross the Park Service’s Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Park Service’s okay is required.

The Alliance Energy Group opposes any of the high voltage transmission lines proposed for the mid-Atlantic electricity grid. Given environmental concerns, peak oil, global climate instability, and local ecosystem stability, the new transmission lines, like other increases in the grid, support the unsustainable dinosaur economy. Click on “A Regional Approach To Energy vs. Increasing Power Line Capacity” to see the Alliance Energy Group’s position paper.

The line, which would run from PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick PA to a PSE&G substation in Roseland NJ would cross through the park service’s Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River and Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Under the permit application filed by PPL and PSE&G, an existing 230 kilovolt line that currently runs through the park would be replaced with a double circuit transmission line carrying both the 230 kilovolt line and a new 500kV line.

Public comment on the project will be accepted through January 31, 2012 via the park service’s website or in writing to

Morgan Elmer
National Park Service
Denver Service Center
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Post Office Box 25287
Denver, Colorado 80225-0287