Thursday, June 7, 2007
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County Organizing Bus Trips
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County
is organizing bus travel for local residents who want to attend the upcoming
June 12th U.S. Department of Energy hearing regarding National Interest
Electric Transmission Corridor Designations.
designations are of the utmost importance to the future of
Picente said the June 12th
Local residents who want to
save a seat on the buses should call Picente’s office at 798-5800 or
e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
said the county hopes to have room for about 100 people to make the trip.
people wish to make their feelings known through testimony or just wish to
be present as a symbol of our region’s concern for the NYRI project, I
strongly urge everyone who is able to attend the hearing to join us to make
it clear that our region is united in its opposition to this project,”
said area residents who want to testify at the hearing should go on line to http://www.energetics.com/NIETCpublicmeetings/index.shtml
. Advance on line registration to speak at the hearing closes June 8th.
Area residents who want to speak but do not sign up to do so in advance can
sign up to speak on the day of the hearing. Picente said area residents may
also submit detailed written comments at the meeting and/or online at http://neitc.anl.gov.
Individuals with disabilities who require assistance are asked by the
Department of Energy to contact Lauren Giles at email@example.com
or via phone at 410-953-6250.
future is at stake, and we need to be aggressive in our opposition to NYRI
and to this federal policy that would allow projects to be jammed down the
throats of communities,” Picente said.