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Committee for a Green South Fork
April 18, 2008
Dear Concerned South Fork Resident,

Town Files a Complaint  v. LIPA on April 18
LIPA Agrees to Temporary Hold on Huge Poles
Temporary Restraining Order – Judge to Rule April 25

Following our two complaints against LIPA, the Town of Southampton filed a complaint v. LIPA and today the Judge issued a stipulation of a Temporary Restraining OrderLIPA is now prevented from any construction of the above-ground portion of the transmission powerline until the Judge rules next Friday, April 25.  The same judge has been assigned to the Town’s complaint as to our own two previous complaints in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

Two days ago, the Town also issued a Stop Work Order against LIPA, preventing LIPA from working on the above-ground portion.

Previously, LIPA Was Served Two Complaints on Our Behalf aimed at blocking LIPA from proceeding with the massive poles and cables on the back roads.  The first action alleges that LIPA, as a governmental entity, did not perform a sufficient environmental impact study regarding the above ground cables. The second action alleges that the installation of the new electrical towers will create: (1) a risk to a hurricane escape route and (2) a nuisance [and a loss in property value], and seeks a permanent injunction preventing LIPA from installing the towers. 

In addition to the above complaints, CGSF also filed a complaint with the New York State Environmental Protection Bureau. 

Negotiations Continue between the Town and LIPA, and we can take satisfaction in that our pursuit of legal remedies has helped to motivate LIPA to come to the table.

Again, we have received contributions from many who joined our petition list, but we are asking everyone on our list to please contribute something to our legal defense fund – NOW!  We are opposing an adversary with deep pockets.

You can make a credit card contribution securely on-line via PayPal on our website at

Thanks to those of you who have already contributed to get the litigation under way.

Steve Abramson, Chair
Committee for a Green South Fork

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