HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) is calling a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) decision to reject attempts to construct high-voltage electric transmission lines in Franklin and York counties “a victory for people and process over perceived progress.”
“The PUC went to great and involved lengths to hear both sides of the argument as Transource Pennsylvania applied for permits to construct new transmission lines and substations,” Saylor said. “Residents of the 94th and surrounding districts spoke loud and clear, the commission weighed that input and simply failed to find justification for granting the applications.”
Last week, the PUC voted unanimously in stating Transource failed to show need for the project within the meaning of Commission Regulations and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Code. In doing so, all five Transource applications - four of which involved construction of substations in York County - were denied.
“I’m extremely proud of my constituents who traveled to EVERY public hearing and took advantage of EVERY opportunity to have their voice heard,” added Saylor. “It definitely made a difference.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Saylor’s Red Lion district office at 717-244-9232.
Representative Stan Saylor
94th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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