We support the Piedmont Environmental Council’s campaign against two unnecessary high-voltage transmission lines through the northern Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont, which would connect our region to the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the U.S
Utilities have proposed two unnecessary high-voltage transmission lines that would connect the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired generation in the United States to the Northeast power grid. The transmission lines could slash a 200-foot wide path through battlefields, parks, prime farm and forest lands, historic sites and districts, nationally-acclaimed viewsheds and more than 80,000 acres of land under conservation easement.
The Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) is a 765-kV project proposed by American Electric Power and Allegheny Power. If completed, the transmission line would cross Frederick and Loudoun Counties in Virginia to link the Amos coal plant in West Virginia with a new substation proposed in Frederick County, Maryland.
Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL) is a 500-kV Dominion/Allegheny project that would begin in Western Pennsylvania, cross through West Virginia, and end in Loudoun County, Virginia. This line would cross Frederick and Warren Counties in the Shenandoah Valley as well as several counties in Virginia’s northern Piedmont.
- Piedmont Environmental Council's PATH Line Resources
- Piedmont Environmental Council's TRAIL Line Resources
- Visit www.notopath.org to join with citizens who question the need for PATH and demand alternatives.