NORWICH – Last week, just days after New York Regional Interconnect officially pulled the application for its controversial electric transmission line project, Chenango County made the decision to withdraw from Communities Against Regional Interconnect, the coalition of seven counties and five community action groups which spearheaded the fight against NYRI.
“We’re very appreciative of the fight that was put forward by CARI,” said Chairman of the Chenango County Board of Supervisors Richard Decker, R-N. Norwich.
On Monday, April 6, NYRI filed a letter with the New York State Public Service Commission officially withdrawing its Article VII application. By mid-week, the county had exercised a clause in their agreement with CARI which allowed them to pull out of the grassroots organization.
“It was a good fight,” Decker said. “Now it is time to move on.”