State officials vote against UI plans for a Railroad Transmission Line Upgrade

State officials in Fairfield vote against United Illuminating plans for a Railroad Transmission Line Upgrade.  
State Rep. Jennifer Leeper,  Sen. Tony Hwang, and Fairfield First Selectman Bill Gerber today supported the Connecticut Siting Council’s unanimous vote against the United Illuminating (UI) Railroad Transmission Line Upgrade Project as proposed.
The project would put new monopoles on the north side of the railroad tracks.
 During Thursday's Siting Council meeting -- not one commissioner voted to support the proposal. 
They say the project could affect residents in Bridgeport and Fairfield as well as the environment.
Officials said specific environmental concerns were also raised by the commissioners and will need to be addressed by UI in an updated plan that is set to be submitted by the Siting Council.