Rocky road ahead in fight against NYRI

NORWICH Legislation meant to put a permanent kink in power lines carrying a negative impact through other areas of New York state is awaiting its fate before Governor George Pataki, following its approval last Friday in both the state Senate and Assembly.

Bill S. 8349-A has been repeatedly referred to as a significant roadblock in Albany-based New York Regional Interconnect Inc.s bid to run a direct current transmission line from Marcy down to New Windsor. But bill sponsors and">NYRI opposition leaders say they are by no means free and clear of downstate-benefiting power line, or its 115-foot tall steel support quills waiting to protrude from the 200 miles of rolling countryside.

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