“Landowners in Missouri are fighting the use of eminent domain by the developers of the $2.3 billion Grain Belt Express power line to run the high-voltage power line across their property.
The future of a proposed 780-mile transmission line that would carry as much as 4,000 megawatts of wind power from southwestern Kansas across northern Missouri and central Illinois into Indiana, where it would connect to an electric grid serving Northeastern states, remains in doubt even after ten years of regulatory, legislative, and legal challenges.
Landowners are fighting the use of eminent domain by the developers of the $2.3 billion Grain Belt Express power line to run the high-voltage line across their property.
Unlike interstate pipelines, over which the federal government has siting authority, transmission lines are under states’ jurisdictions. As a result, before the power line can be erected, all four Midwestern states it would cross will have to approve it.”
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Cohen, Bonner. The Heartland Institute 9 March 2020.