YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is speaking out against FirstEnergy’s proposed power line project in Youngstown.

He sent a letter to the ‘Ohio Power Siting Board’ urging them to reject the ‘Lincoln Park-Riverbend Transmission project.’

The project was submitted by American Transmission Systems, which is a FirstEnergy company.

Brown said the proposed project has the potential to deter future development plans.