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Power Line Construction in the Delaware Water Gap

Case Number # 2172, 2313

Earthjustice represented national, regional and local conservation groups in challenging the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line, a 145-mile, 500 kV transmission line from Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to Roseland, New Jersey.

Walpack Valley, Sussex County, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. (Nicholas A. Tonelli)
Walpack Valley, Sussex County, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  (Nicholas A. Tonelli)

The massive power line slices through three popular national parks—the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail—impairing spectacular scenery, damaging rare geological and ecological resources, and marring the recreational experience for the more than 5.2 million people who visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area each year. The National Park Service’s approval of the transmission line contradicts the agency’s governing mandate to protect the National Park System “unimpaired for future generations” as required by the 1916 National Park Service Organic Act.

Press Releases

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Susquehanna-Roseland line through New Jersey and Pennsylvania would cause significant harm to treasured national parks
Monday, October 15, 2012
Susquehanna-Roseland line through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to cause significant harm to national parks
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Changed circumstances demand reconsideration of the Susquehanna-Roseland Line
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Construction of line would encourage dirty coal instead of clean energy