Arkansas Lawmakers File Amendment To Stop Clean Line Project Funding

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Two Arkansas senators have filed an amendment to block funding to a high-voltage transmission line proposal.

Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman were outspoken against the project, and are attempting to block all federal funds to the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project.

“The Department of Energy’s decision to move forward with the Clean Line transmission project despite the objections of Arkansans is executive overreach at its worst,” the senators said in a joint statement. “Despite our best efforts to work with the Department of Energy, Secretary Moniz has proven himself unwilling to compromise and we must take action to stop this assault on Arkansas and the rights of private property owners.”

The project received the support of the Department of Energy last month, after DOE secretary stated that his department would participate in the project’s development.

A study done by University of Arkansas showed that the near-700-mile high voltage transmission line from Clean Line Energy Partners LLC would deliver 4,000 megawatts of wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle region to utilities and customers in Arkansas, Tennessee and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast areas.

 

4 comments

  • Joel Dyer

    They say even a blind hog can find an acorn eventually. When knows? Abbot and Costello might be on to something this time. Personally, I don’t plan to bet my farm on it. Not based on their previous failed efforts to protect Arkansas landowners. There was the Approval Act, which anyone who passed ninth grade Civics knew would never become law. There was THE DELEGATION LETTER, requesting information from the DOE, which Secretary Moniz completely ignored. There was another recent amendment, the Clean Line Study amendment by Boozman, that was voted down. (Some people think I am unappreciative of our comedy duo. Truth is, I would be very appreciative…..if they could actually accomplish something.)

    No, I don’t plan on waiting around to see the results of this latest farce. I’m looking for a lawyer to fight Clean Line and the DOE.

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