Connecticut Siting Council holds meeting on power line proposal

The Connecticut Siting Council held a public hearing on Thursday night to discuss the Bethel to Norwalk power line proposal. The council will have to approve the project which is being proposed by Northeast Utilities.Northeast Utilities plans to install 345-kilovolt lines through 24 Connecticut towns, from Norwalk to Bethel. The lines will be a combination of above and below the ground.Thursday night's topic wasn't about the specifics of the electricity project, but a chance to learn how residents can help the council make a decision.Connecticut Siting Council Chairman Pam Katz says the most important role people can play is to let the council know where the sensitive areas of each town are located. Katz says the council can tour the 24 towns, but only residents really know the impact the project would have in their town.The siting council expects to receive the official application from Northeast Utilities by the end of September.

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