200-Foot Powerline Threatens the Delaware Water Gap Viewshed

Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail from AMC's Mohican Outdoor Center to Sunfish Pond and stopped to take in the amazing view from Raccoon Ridge?  If so, then you know what is at stake in the battle over the Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line, a 200-foot tall, 500-volt power line proposed to cut across the Appalachian Trail, marring the iconic viewshed.

In December, the National Park Service published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project, which noted that the least harmful option would be to not build the line through the park.  They are accepting comments on the proposal until January 31st.  Thousands of conservationists are preparing to speak up against the proposed power line, including the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the Sierra Club, AMC, and many others. 

Please join us by submitting comments and then attending a public hearing near you.  The future of the Delaware Water Gap depends on your involvement.

Hearings will be held on: 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 (snow date 1/31 if required)
Fernwood Hotel and Resort
U.S. 209 Bushkill, PA 18324

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 (snow date 2/1 if required)
Stroudsmoor Country Inn - Ridgecrest
RD#4 Stroudsmoor Road Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Thursday, January 26, 2012 (snow date 2/2 if required)
Farmstead Golf and Country Club
88 Lawrence Road
Lafayette, NJ 07848

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