The project team today filed a letter with the U.S. Department of Energy requesting immediate changes to the project’s Presidential Permit application.
The changes are in response to significant concerns we’ve heard from local communities and landowners regarding the potential impact of the line.
In its letter, the project team asks that five alternate route segments be removed from consideration.
The project also requests a 60-day extension of the public comment period in order to explore additional routing options that would be more acceptable to residents and communities.
We recognize that we need to take another look at the routing for the project, particularly in the North Country.
A press release regarding this request is posted here.
A revised project map can be viewed here.