The group has approached a federal judge asking for swift action to prevent what they believe will be damage to environmentally sensitive areas from the line and its construction, NJ.com reported. Pre-construction work began last September on the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project, although construction is expected to be in full swing by this September.
The New Jersey portion of the 500,000-volt transmission line, which will begin in Berwick, PA, will go through 45 miles of the state, starting in Warren County and going east through Andover and Jefferson into Montville and then turning south to Roseland. Parts of the line also run through Hopatcong, Kinnelon and Parsippany.
According to PSE&G, the project to install the new line is intended to improve "reliable electric service." The power line is expected to be operational by June 2015.