- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Governor
- United States of America
Transource proposes to build 135-ft. tall, high-voltage towers across 29-miles of Franklin County's private lands, commercial properties, family neighborhoods, school property, high-quality water resources, and untouched green space.
The 29-mile Franklin County leg is part of a 45-mile project, impacting Franklin and York Counties PA, Washington County MD, and Harford County MD.
These power lines will decrease property values, increase local electric rates, harm the environment, negatively impact heritage-cultural tourism, agriculture, recreation, and mar the landscape of the Cumberland Valley.
The proposed Transource high-voltage power line project, known as the Independence Energy Connection, does not benefit Pennsylvania.
Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution identifies:
Natural resources and the public estate.
"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."
This project does not bring electric to users that do not currently receive power. It is a market efficiency project with an unguaranteed savings to residents of Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. Annual savings is forecast to be $1.87 per family and the construction price tag of the project is in excess of $300 million.
It does not make sense to risk Pennsylvania’s natural resources and public estate for the Independence Energy Connection Project. I say no and ask the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to oppose the project.
The Say NO to Transource Power Line Project in PA petition to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Governor was written by Janet Pollard and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.