Each year, Communities + Waterfronts provides training for over 30,000 local officials, offers guidance to hundreds of local communities and manages over $100 million in local assistance grants for projects as diverse as municipal restructuring, infrastructure development, downtown and waterfront revitalization, brownfield and neighborhood redevelopment, ecosystem and watershed management, and job creation.
And it all starts here.
On June 8, 2011, New York State Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales determined the proposal by Champlain Hudson Power Express to install a high voltage power line from Quebec to downstate New York, running under Lake Champlain and parts of the Hudson River, to be consistent with the policies of the New York Coastal Management Program.
The approval is contingent on specific project modifications to protect navigation and other uses of the waterways, as well as critical Hudson River habitat. The proposed project aims to provide lower cost, hydroelectric energy to the downstate area.