Sen. Charles Schumer has added his voice to a growing chorus of elected officials and residents expressing concern about the use of a pesticide on wooden utility poles.
Numerous residents of Lyndhurst, New Jersey were expected to be without power until Tuesday, after a truck accidentally pulled down an overhead wire and led four utility poles to snap.
The battle over PSEG Long Island’s controversial towering new utility poles continues.
The Kim family of Glen Head speaks for many on Long Island’s North Shore: “I think there are too many power poles.”
The 26-year-old woman lost control of her car and crashed into several utility poles on Friday night, police said. The mother and son were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Both had been wearing seat belts.
About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.
Some residents call the poles an eyesore and are concerned they could pose a health risk and decrease property values.
Residents in one New Jersey neighborhood have told a power company “not in my neighborhood.” The outcry began when PSE&G began replacing 35-foot utility poles with poles that are twice as tall.
Residents were fed up with all the signs covering utility poles, fences, and trees in the town of Hempstead. So the town took action, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.