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The Heinz Endowments Names Grant Oliphant President

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New PALTA Staff Member

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association is pleased to welcome new staff member Gayle Diehl to our team. Gayle is joining us as ...
Brandywine Conservancy Plants 25,000th Tree

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A Conservation Hero Passes

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“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
— Mohandas K. Gandhi
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Proposed Powerlines (Mid-Atlantic NIETC)

Susquehanna-Roseland Power line

Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) has proposed this power line which will run from a PPL substation near Berwick, Pa., to a Public Service Electric and Gas Co. substation near Roseland, N.J. This power line will potentially impact the following Pennsylvania counties: Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, and Monroe.  The project most receive approval from the National Park Service, which is developing its Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be releases in the fall of 2011.

Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL)

The plan includes construction of a new 500-kV transmission line, new 138 kV transmission lines and related substation facilities within Allegheny Power's transmission zone. Allegheny Energy has proposed construction of a new 500-kV line extending from Southwestern Pennsylvania to West Virginia to Northern Virginia. This power line will potentially impact the following Pennsylvania counties: Green and Washington. The TrAIL Project is largely completed and on schedule to be energized and in service by June 2011.

Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH)

The PATH project includes approximately 244 miles of 765-kV extra-high voltage transmission from AEP's Amos substation near St. Albans, WV., to Allegheny's Bedington substation, northeast of Martinsburg, W.Va. Another 46 miles of twin-circuit 500-kV transmission will be constructed from Bedington to a new substation to be built near Kemptown, southeast of Frederick, MD.

Mid-Atlantic Power Path (MAPP)

The Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway ("MAPP") is PHI's proposal for a major (500 kV) transmission line linking Virginia to New Jersey via the Delmarva Peninsula, with associated improvements to connecting facilities. The proposed route largely follows existing PHI company transmission rights-of-way, as described in detail below, and is ideally suited to meet the demands of the rapid load growth and chronic transmission congestion throughout the area traversed and beyond. 

New York State Regional Interconnect (NYRI)

The NYRI is a consortium of investors proposing to design and build 190-mile High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system between central New York and the lower Hudson Valley. NYRI suspended its siting project in April 2009.

AEP 765 Line

American Electric Power (AEP) filed with PJM to construct a 765 kv line. Putnam Co, WV to Frederick Co, MD to Middlesex Co. NJ. This power line will potentially impact the following Pennsylvania counties: Berks, Carbon, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Schuylkill, and York. 


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The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

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