Harford County is a national leader in farmland preservation, with over 50,000 acres permanently preserved. The County Government, the State of Maryland, the Harford Land Trust, The Manor Conservancy, the agricultural community, and others have all played a part in this. But in the noble task of preserving contiguous swaths of farmland, forests, and watersheds, have we been unwittingly creating superhighways to be traversed for future utility projects by private concerns, because they offer the path of least resistance? We genuinely don't believe that to be the case, which is why we are hopeful that the Public Service Commission will deny the Transource application to build a 230 kv line across preserved agriculture lands in Norrisville.
We thank County Executive Barry Glassman, Councilman Chad Shrodes, Councilman Pat Vincenti, the County Council, and the Norrisville community for directly intervening in this case on behalf of preserved lands.