TUPPER LAKE - The president of the New York Power Authority, National Grid officials, state Sen. Betty Little and a host of local government leaders held a press conference here Tuesday to urge residents across New York to vote in favor of a state constitutional amendment when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.
The amendment would allow the state to swap six acres of Forest Preserve land in Colton for 43 acres owned by National Grid in the towns of Piercefield and Clare.
Post Star EditorialPosted: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:00 am
You'd think the last thing any loyal, tree-hugging environmentalist would support is a power line cut right through the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
But in a rare display of kinship between environmental groups, Adirondack community leaders and big business, they're supporting a statewide ballot proposition to run a three-mile electrical line through the environmentally sensitive state forest preserve to provide emergency power to the community of Tupper Lake.