Against PSE&G Susquehanna Roseland Reliability Project
Petition against the PSEG proposed Susquehanna-Roseland Reliability Project http://www.pseg.com/companies/pseandg/powerline/overview.jsp We, the undersigned United States Citizens object to and oppose the PSEG proposed Susquehanna-Roseland project. We understand that PSEG plans to run an additional 500,000 volts along the current route where there is currently an existing 230,000-volt high voltage distribution line. Per PSEG website: The selected route begins in Hardwick Township, Warren County, proceeds east to Andover Township, Sussex County, and on to Jefferson Township, Morris County. The route continues east to Montville Township and then turns south to Roseland Borough, Essex County. It follows an existing power line for the entire 45-mile length and will pass through 15 municipalities. They include: Andover Township, Boonton Township, Byram Township, East Hanover Township, Fredon Township, Hardwick Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon Boro, Montville Township, Newton Township, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Rockaway Township, Roseland Boro, Sparta Township and Stillwater Township. 1. As far as we know, there is no health data available on the effects of having this high amount of voltage running near houses, and no EMF studies have been done. We are concerned about potential health issues stemming from this high energy level. 2. There is at least 1 school along the proposed route that is in close proximity to the existing lines where ~380 childrens health may be at risk (Fredon Elementary School). There are also several recreational areas along the route. 3. It is believed that some or all of this additional power will be used/sold to places east of the proposed route, and homes along the route will not be compensated for potential decreases in property values. 4. We are opposed to the new 180+ foot high towers that will replace the current 85 foot high towers along the route, as this will have a negative impact on our scenic surroundings and our property values. We are asking our local representatives to please put this project on hold until more studies can be done to assure the safety of our citizens. We are also hopeful that PSEG will look at other options . We do not see the need for more power to be brought across our lands, and cannot understand why PSEG does not look at other alternative options and live up to the green and citizen friendly standards that they claim to live by.