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Thu February 26, 2009
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What Federal Energy Policies Mean for NYRI

Oswego, NY – Federal energy goals outlined by the Barack Obama administration could make it easier for New York Regional Interconnect to move forward with it's power line proposal.

The private company has been trying for about four years to build a 200 mile-long transmission line from Marcy to Orange County. President Obama is now calling for over three-thousand miles of transmission lines to be built across the country. Officials are also working to strengthen the federal government's ability to approve new lines.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with President of NYRI, Chris Thompson and Legal Council for NYRI, Len Singer.

(Thompson is interviewed first, followed by Singer)