Pataki signs bill blocking use of eminent domain for power line: Utica NY Observer-Dispatch, 10/3/06

[New York] Gov. George E. Pataki signed a bill this afternoon that would block New York Regional Interconnect from using eminent domain in the construction of its proposed 1,200-megawatt power line.

Pataki signed the bill into law during a ceremony at SUNY Institute of Technology.
The bill has drawn opposition from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose city would benefit from the reduction in energy prices the line could bring.

Officials representing communities along the route the line would follow, however, have supported the bill.

The proposed route runs from Marcy through local communities including New York Mills, South Utica, Washington Mills, Chadwicks, Sauquoit, Clayville, Cassville and Waterville.

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