Laurel Park council opposes Duke transmission line

Laurel Park council opposes Duke transmission line

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Resolution says segment 10B would impact views from Jump Off Rock

Laurel Park Town Council on Tuesday became the latest governmental body to pass a resolution opposing part of Duke Energy’s transmission line project that would “negatively impact the historic view from Jump Off Rock.”

The resolution opposed Duke Energy’s “transmission reliability enhancement line segment 10B “proposed to run along the outskirts of Laurel Park on a route that would also go through the Cummings Cove community.

The line “would be within the view shed of Jump Off Rock,” Town Manager Alison Melnikova told the council. “So since the public comment period … is still open for Duke Energy’s process, this resolution would allow the town to officially state that they’re in opposition to this particular segment of the project. It’s not in opposition to the project as a whole.”