1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

The Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission (PROTECT) Records

1980-2007

Funded by the Documentary Heritage Program Grant.

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Abstract

P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission) initially formed in 1982 to oppose construction of a high voltage power line originating from Marcy, New York in Oneida County and running down to the New York City area.

Summary

Creator:
PROTECT
Date Coverage:
1980-2007
Quantity:
18 cubic ft. (about 18 boxes)

P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission) initially formed in 1982 to oppose construction of a high voltage power line originating from Marcy, New York in Oneida County and running down to the New York City area. A volunteer organization, P.R.O.T.E.C.T. was organized into chapters, one for each county affected by the power line construction, and led by chairperson Doris Delaney of Orange County who donated the collection. The records document P.R.O.T.E.C.T.s efforts to mobilize and educate concerned citizens, and its legal actions against the Public Service Commission of the State of New York and the Power Authority of the State of New York. The papers include correspondence, newsletters, news articles, scientific papers and reports, press releases, hearing transcripts, and other legal files. For the next two decades P.R.O.T.E.C.T. remained an active advocacy organization and the subject files and background materials in the collection demonstrate its broader interests in the environmental movement. Files include materials related human exposure to electromagnetic fields, efforts to halt Hydro-Quebecs building of dams in the James Bay region of Quebec the constructions potential impact on the environment and the native people of the area, and forestry.

The Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission records are arranged into five series: 1. The Marcy South Transmission Line 2. James Bay 3. General Activism 4. Administrative Records and 5. Publications. The materials in this collection document efforts of this upstate New York environmental organization to stop the high voltage power line Marcy South Transmission Line in the 1980s by the Power Authority of New York State and Hydro-Québec’s Great Whale (Grande Baleine) River/James Bay II development efforts in the early 1990s. The types of materials in the collection includes press releases, manuscripts and writings, fliers for rallies and events, conference materials, U.S. and Canadian newspaper clippings, statements made at public hearings, correspondence and subject files.

The Prudent Residents Opposed to Electric Cable Transmission (PROTECT) Records are arranged into the following series: 1. The Mary South Transmission Line 2. James Bay 3. General Activism 4. Administrative Materials 5. Publications

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Doris Delaney in 2004, 2012.

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