Wind power transmission line supporters to try again

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 25 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:51:10 AM CDT June 25, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — Supporters of a transmission line that would carry wind power from western Kansas to the East Coast said they will present the proposal again in Missouri, which rejected it last year.

But opponents of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line said they are ready to stop the proposal again.

The proposed transmission line would run from Kansas through Missouri and Illinois to a substation in Indiana, where it will connect with a grid to take power farther east. Kansas, Illinois and Indiana regulators have approved the project but the Missouri Public Service Commission rejected it after strong opposition from many residents.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Clean Line Energy Partners, the Houston-based company leading the project, plans to refile the application with the Missouri commission in the coming weeks.

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