Sunday, APRIL 28th 5 - 8 PM Come support your community while enjoying live music, beer/food vendors and free mini golf! All proceeds will go towards the Stop Transource Legal Defense Fund. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
The end may be near, but we are still fighting to stop Transource- a for profit corporation- from building 29 miles of 135 ft. high (13 stories high) and 130 ft. wide power lines right through our beautiful county, and the bills for our legal fees are still coming.
A new round of hearings have been scheduled, and the evidentiary hearing will be in Harrisburg on the 28th and 29th of June. Keep in mind that none of these lines will supply power to our county, and testimony has shown that if they are put in place our utility bills will rise.
Stop Transource Franklin County is comprised of concerned citizens working to stop the Transource Independence Energy (IEC) Project. We care deeply about preserving Franklin County's economic stability, cultural heritage, rural beauty, and landowner's rights.
What we face: Transource proposes to build unsightly and damaging 135-foot tall high voltage towers, spaced 5-7 towers per mile, across 29 miles of private lands, commercial properties, neighborhoods, school property, and untouched greenspace in Franklin County. Not only is this land grab a BAD idea, it is totally UNNECCESARY- a "market efficiency project" designed solely for company investor's profit and to supposedly save a few cents for rate payers in MD, VA, and DC, while devastating our lands and burdening our County tax base. Transource is trying to seize and condemn our lands through eminent domain, even though the goal of this project is FAR from being in the public's best interest. This proposed project does NOT benefit Franklin County. In fact, the residents of Franklin County will only suffer if this project is approved by the PA Public Utility Commission (PUC), as these looming towers and zapping transmission lines will decrease property values, damage the environment, contaminate our watershed, negatively impact tourism, agriculture, and recreation, and forever destroy the landscape of our beloved Cumberland Valley surroundings.
Citizens Speak Out! Submit your own video, telling us your reasons for opposing the power lines, and we'll include it. We'd love to see you Stand Up for Franklin County!