Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution reads:

"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all of the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."

This part of the amendment makes it unconstitutional for DLC to use its "preferred route" when a less environmentally destructive or impactive route is available--(such as, for example, a route that utilizes pre-existing rights of way along the PA turnpike) (Turnpike route labelled on the route map).

Help us protect our valuable natural resources in the AGzone. Click below to sign the petition opposing the installation of these transmission lines.

And please, write a letter to voice your opposition! Every letter helps! 

Mail to: Duquesne CEO Richard Riazzi 411 Seventh Ave (6-1) Pgh PA 15219

Senator Randy Vulakovich:

State representative Frank Dermody:

Consider sending a copy of your letter to so we have your concerns on file. Thank you.