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North Pocono CARE Begins Monitoring PPL Transmission Line Impacts on Streams

North Pocono CARE has begun to study the potential impacts of the PPL transmission line on three tributaries to the Lehigh River, which in turn feeds into the Delaware River. The tributaries are Ash Creek in Clifton Township, Lackawanna County, Sand Spring Creek in Thornhurst Township, Lackawanna County, and Choke Creek which forms the boundary […]

North Pocono CARE Awarded Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grant

North Pocono CARE received one of five Coldwater Heritage Partnership PlanningGrants awarded across the state. The grant was awarded by the Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP), a collaborative effort between the PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds and Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, at the Keystone […]

PPL Transmission Line: 9/20/2015 Update

This is a report on the PPL high voltage transmission line, and in particular the section of the line that PPL is constructing through Buck Township in Luzerne County and Thornhurst, Clifton and Covington townships in Lackawanna County. PPL calls this section the West Pocono – North Pocono 230-kV line. This report is an attempt […]

April 23rd DEP Hearing In Thornhurst On Proposed PPL West Pocono-North Pocono Transmission Line

The headwaters of the Lehigh River are in the path of the PPL Electric Utilities Corp. (PPL) high voltage transmission line. The Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the line in 2014. The Pa. Department of Environmental Resources (DEP) has yet to make its decisions.   What is the Background Story? The PUC approved 58 […]

PPL Transmission Line: 11/10/2014 Update

This is a report on the PPL high voltage transmission line, and in particular the section of the line that PPL plans to construct through Buck Township, Luzerne County and Thornhurst, Clifton and Covington townships in Lackawanna County. PPL calls this section the West Pocono – North Pocono 230-kV line. This report is an attempt […]