The New York State Senate’s attempt to limit foreign transmission lines in order to protect the electric industry in the State could be achieved by limiting eminent domain for the transmission company. The process which will wind its way through the legislative process will be a lobbyist’s dream.
State senators want to ban attempts in New York to import power from Canada through a new transmission line, saying the state has enough of its own unused power.
Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, Niagara County, said Tuesday that the Republican-led Senate plans to pass legislation that would block a proposal for the Champlain-Hudson Power Express transmission line. The proposal calls for a 1,000-megawatt transmission line to run from Canada to New York City.