Environmentalists File In Virginia To Block Power Line

3:56 PM, Jul 27, 2009   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups in intervening in Virginia proceedings to try to block a high-voltage multi-state transmission line.

The Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, said it filed papers Monday with Virginia's State Corporation Commission.

SCC spokesman Ken Schrad says Monday was the deadline for intervening in the $1.9 billion line proposed by Pennsylvania's Allegheny Energy Co. and Ohio's American Electric Power Co.

The Piedmont Environmental Council and the National Wildlife Federation also have filed notices of participation.

The 765-kilovolt Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, would run across parts of northern Virginia and eastern and southern West Virginia, ending at a substation near Kemptown, Md.

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