A North Country legislator is proposing a law that would require new electric utility lines to be located along existing highways.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
If Rep. Larry Rappaport’s bill become law, utility companies would be required – as much as possible - to put new electric transmission lines alongside state rights-of-way such as highways.
Rappaport, of Colebrook, contends that would have two benefits.
“The roads are already there."
It would also help the state with its budget problems.