Produced & Directed by Jon Bowermaster

The $1.2 billion construction project discussed in the film would deliver electricity from aging coal-burning and nuclear power plants to New York City. The cost of the project would be paid by increasing consumer rates. Recent studies say the additional electricity is not needed, even during the handful of peak demand days during summer. Dr. Gidon Eshel, Physics Research Professor at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, conducted a peer-reviewed study of downstate peak electricity demand that confirmed that new transmission lines are not necessary.

The New York State Public Service Commission is expected to make a final decision on December 17, 2015. You can call Gov. Andrew Cuomo and let him know there is no need for this project: 518 474 8390. Or write him at: www.governor.ny.gov/contact. Or call the Public Service Commission’s Hotline: 800 335 2120.

For other videos in Jon Bowermaster’s Hudson River at Risk series, please visit http://www.hudsonriveratrisk.com.