Feds may have most say on power line route

A proposed power line has residents in Northern West Virginia upsset. The line would run from a power plant south of Pittsburgh to Northern Virginia, but the majority of the line would be in West Virginia.

Allegheny Power has applied to the state’s Public Service Commission for approval to build and maintain the line.  Letters of opposition have flooded in.

The PSC’s Consumer Advocate Division now wants the company to study an alternative route.  But in the end, the federal government could trump the state’s decision on the future route of this power line. Emily Corio reports.

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