Sen. Schumer supports farmer fighting NY regulator

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September 3, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York farm family that refused to cave to a major power company and New York state is getting a powerful ally.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Rochester Gas & Electric and the Cuomo administration's Public Service Commission to find a new route for a power line that won't dig into the Krenzer family farm near Rochester.

Schumer says the need for more power and the need to protect the farm tilled by the family for four generations are not mutually exclusive.

The comments Tuesday by New York's senior senator will be part of the testimony collected as part of an extended comment period. The Krenzer family forced that in August by petitioning the Public Service Commission to reconsider its support for the power project.

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