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Manuscript Group 441
LAREW'S FARM MARKET RECORDS ON THE GENERAL PUBLIC UTILITIES CORPORATION AND DUQUESNE LIGHT COMPANY TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT
1991-1994
7 cubic feet


On September 11, 1991 four electric companies, Duquesne Light Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Jersey Central Power and Light Company submitted a joint application to the Pennsylvania Commission for the construction of a 268 mile, 500 kilovolt electric transmission line. The proposed line would have extended from outside Pittsburgh to Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township. The application was received with much opposition.

Lloyd Larew, of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, was one of the thousands of citizens who filed a complaint before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in the fall of 1991 against the proposed route of the transmission line. He claimed that his property had been the subject of investigation for subdivision and residential development and was listed for sale with a realty agency. The proposed transmission line, which would cut through his property, he said, would render the property unusable for development. He proposed that the application for the transmission line be denied along the proposed right-of-way and that action be taken to remove his and adjoining property from the proposed route. On December 10, 1993 General Public Utilities pulled out of the project, terminating it.

The records, obtained from Lloyd Larew, include:
For related records see: General Public Utilities Corporation and Duquesne Light Company Transmission Line Project Records (MG-440) and York County Citizens Action Group Records on the General Public Utilities and Duquesne Light Company Transmission Line Project (MG-442).

As of October 2009, this collection remains unprocessed.



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