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United Illuminating (U.I.) is planning to build 7.3 miles of 115-kV transmission lines on 102 NEW poles ranging in height from 95’ to 195’ from Southport to Bridgeport. New poles require excavation depths of 40 ft or more. U.I.’s plan calls for 6.5 acres of deforestation along the corridor – 5.5 miles of which will be permanent – eliminating much of the visual barrier between the community and the train/power infrastructure. It requires 19.25 acres of permanent utility easements, taking land rights from residents, businesses, organizations, and municipalities.
Hear all about the work our community is doing to STOP UI from the founders of the Sasco Creek Neighbors Environmental Trust. Visit Visit empoweringfairfield.org and uirailroadtlineupgrades.com/index.htm for more information.
Other ways to help:
- Sign the change.org petition here.
- Donate to Sasco Creek Neighbors Environmental Trust, Inc. (SCNETI) here.
Tune in for the next Siting Council Continued Evidentiary Hearing Session on November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
- Knitters and crocheters: pitch in with our Yarn Art project, which aims to increase awareness and community action about the proposed permanent tree clearing under U.I.’s plan.