Power Line Company Meets with Affected Homeowners


Homeowners will meet with officials from a power line company to talk about a planned construction project, which has some upset. If all goes as planned, the power line company would put high-voltage power lines on their land.

The company, Clean Line Energy, which is based out of Houston, is meeting with homeowners in a handful of cities this week, to talk about the project.

When built, the company says the 750-mile electric transmission line will deliver low-cost, renewable energy to approximately 160,000 homes.

However, the plan has some homeowners upset.

When the plan was first proposed, 5NEWS talked with concerned residents in Cedarville, who said the power line could affect their property negatively.

Larry and Janice Prater, who live in Cedarville, said that, in particular, they were concerned that power lines could harm their organic farm status.

“I’m afraid that people that are interested in buying organic meat and organic plants won’t want to buy something that (the power line) passes over or is near,” homeowner Janice Prater said in a previous interview with 5NEWS.

Officials from Clean Line Energy say they will be talking with homeowners in Van Buren Wednesday (May 21) at the Municipal Complex from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

They’ll head to Alma Thursday (May 22) to talk with residents there. Tomorrow’s session will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Merle’s Steakhouse on West Fork Street.






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