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December 18, 2014
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Park Service endorses PPL power line plan; environmental groups cry foul


The New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club attacked the Obama Administration, which has oversight of the Department of the Interior, over the decision. Jeff Tittel, director of the organization said, “Today, the Obama administration sold out our national parks. Lands that are supposed to be protected for future generations, they turned over to power companies. This is a shameful day in the long history of our parks and may set precedent for more gas and power lines through our parks. This decision is an insult to the more than five million people that visit the Water Gap every year. We will continue fighting this project even in the courts if necessary. We will stand up for the integrity of our national parks even if the Department of Interior will not.”