Serfass dismissed a legal challenge that questioned whether zoners can make a fair decision after five raucous public hearings and, among other allegations, personal attacks on social media.
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PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, recently announced a proposal to run high voltage power lines from Western PA into New York, New Jersey and Maryland. The company said they don't know yet whether the Maryland-bound line would run through York County, but preliminary plans show the line heading through South Central PA.
A wind farm developer seeking easements from Allegany County for a power transmission line has requested an expedited review by the state Public Service Commission for the transmission line project.
With Penn Wind LLC, of Sunbury, recently securing approvals for building a wind farm in Columbia County, the firm is seeking approval from the Hazle supervisors for running transmission lines on property in the northwestern section of the township.
Technology exists to generate electricity through wind turbines and solar panels. But Erie's zoning code hasn't caught up -- yet. Erie City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the code that would allow for the construction and installation of "urban solar farms," or large-scale, commercial energy-generation facilities, within the city limits.