Last Monday, our regional grid operator requested that the companies behind PATH (First Energy and AEP) withdraw their applications -- and so they did! The request cited the results of new tests revealing that the PATH line will not be needed in 2015 as AEP and Allegheny Energy had previously claimed.
Over the last two years, Sierra Clubbers have taken action to prevent this expensive and unnecessary transmission line from marring our countryside and half a dozen national and state parks and protected areas. On top of the dozens of Virginians who attended National Park Service and Virginia SCC hearings, over 1200 people submitted comments with their concerns, and insisted that efficiency and renewable energy are the way to provide for our needs. It paid off!