East Virginia SCC Has Scheduled Public Hearings in New PATH Case

As regular readers of The Power Line know, the East Virginia SCC is moving full speed ahead with their new PATH case.  NoToPATH, the East Virginia citizen’s Web site has this post about the public hearings scheduled for February in the SCC case:

RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold hearings in Winchester and Purcellville in early February to provide the public with an opportunity to address the proposal to build the PATH-VA transmission line through northern Virginia. The local hearings will give members of the public more convenient locations to offer testimony as public witnesses.

The first local hearing will be in Winchester on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in the John Handley High School auditorium, 425 Handley Boulevard. The hearing will begin at 2 p.m. and then reconvene at 7 p.m.

The next local hearing will be in Purcellville in Loudoun County on Thursday, February 3 in the Loudoun Valley High School auditorium, 340 North Maple Avenue. The hearing will begin at 4 p.m. and then reconvene at 7 p.m. Any person wishing to testify at the hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.

So all you Power Line readers in East Virginia need to show up for these hearings and let the SCC know that Dominion has a viable alternative to PATH, and that you want the SCC to grill Allegheny Energy’s witnesses about why Allegheny isn’t moving forward with the rebuild of the Pruntytown to Mt. Storm line to complete Dominion’s Alternative One.

Marylanders and West Virginians should try to attend these hearings to support our friends and neighbors in East Virginia.