A community meeting to discuss Governor Cuomo's high voltage power line project has been scheduled for Saturday January 25th, 11:00 AM, at the Churchtown firehouse. The meeting has been organized by the grassroots group Farmers and Families for Claverack.
For those not familiar with this project, at least one of the proposals being considered would stretch new high voltage power lines right down the west side of our town, transecting the hamlet. The project would seize property by eminent domain, negatively affect homes and businesses, destroy rich farmland, and negatively affect property values. The energy these lines would carry will not serve Claverack, or Columbia County for that matter, in any way. The intent is to deliver more electricity to New York City.
There are better ways to accomplish this project's stated purpose, than that which has been proposed. We shouldn't be asked to pay for someone else's energy. The Town of Claverack has already passed a resolution opposing this project, as have many other municipalities. Please make your voice heard on this important issue and ask Governor Cuomo to find a less invasive and less destructive way of accomplishing his energy highway.