The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 18 at Stony Point Center at 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, to get public input on a draft environmental impact statement regarding the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express project.
The proposed 333-mile transmission line would bring Canadian-generated energy to power homes and businesses in the New York metro area. Although most of the transmission line would be buried under the Hudson River, the cables would emerge in Stony Point to run underground along the CSX railroad right of way then into parts of Haverstraw before re-entering the Hudson River.
A copy of the drat is available for review at Rose Memorial Library in Stony Point or online at http://chpexpresseis.org/library.php.
Written comments are accepted by Dec. 16 by mail to Brian Mills at Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20585; by e-mail to Brian.Mills@hq.doe.gov; by fax to 202-586-8008; or through the project website at http://chpexpresseis.org. Mark envelopes and e-mail subject lines as “CHPE Draft EIS Comments.”