Line Construction and YOUR Property Rights
Â§ 24-2-11. Requirements for certificate of public convenience
and necessity. (Taken from the WV State Code)
Â§ 24-2-11a. Requirement for certificate of public convenience and necessity
before beginning construction of high voltage transmission line; contents of
application; notice; hearing; criteria for granting or denying certificate;
(a) No public utility, person or corporation shall begin construction of a high
voltage transmission line of two hundred thousand volts or over, which line is
not an ordinary extension of an existing system in the usual course of business
as defined by the public service commission, unless and until it or he shall have
obtained from the public service commission a certificate of public convenience
and necessity approving the construction and proposed location of such
Allegheny Power has been contacting property owners along the power line route to advise they will require access for
"environmental surveys". Be aware that you are not required to provide access to your property at any time for any reason.
Allegheny has no right to enter onto your property for any reason without your permission and you absolutely can refuse access
to them or their contractors.
The Halleck Community Association has contacted the Monongalia County Sheriff's office and they advise you to contact them should
anyone trespass or attempt to gain access to your property by giving false information. We also request that you contact any of
our officers to report these incidents.
Please pass this important information along to your neighbors, especially those seniors and those who do not have Internet
The Allegheny Power line is still far from approval, even though the Allegheny representatives have told many local land owners
it is a "done deal". This is not true and our efforts to oppose this line are gaining ground. Please continue to write the
Public Service Commission, Governor Manchin, your local delegates, and the US Department of Energy to express your opposition
to further exploitation of West Virginians.