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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Feds Pushing $2.5 Billion Wind 'Power Line' Whether States Want It or Not

A $2.5-billion transmission line carrying wind power to the U.S. Southeast is coming -- whether state regulators there like it or not.

On Friday, the U.S. Energy Department used a decade-old statute to clear Clean Line Energy Partners LLC’s 705-mile (1,134-kilometer) power line for construction over any objections from the states involved.

The Energy Department’s approval of the line, proposed to carry 4,000 megawatts of power from the wind-rich Oklahoma panhandle through Arkansas and into Tennessee, marks the first time the 2005 statute has been used to bypass state approval and push through an interstate transmission project.



Anonymous said...

They will clear-cut trees for wires but won't allow a buried pipeline!


Anonymous said...

Warren Buffet is behind this and stands to profit handsomely

Anonymous said...

The corporate interests have merged with the government's interests to form a facist tyranny.

Welcome to Amerika, where States have no rights (nor citizens).

Anonymous said...

this is just another reason why we need Trump.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that this has something to do with a new 'Google' data center in Clarksville, TN. They are building a 1300 acre site and make the claim that it "..will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy thanks to an arrangement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)."
Your government is BIG business, folks.

Anonymous said...

Yet our military doesn't have enough weapons or ships to support troops.

Anonymous said...

Wind energy is expensive and destroys the local environment. Midwesterners are already suffering from turbine blight and high energy we will suffer too.

Anonymous said...

meanwhile WV and eastern Kentucky coal mines and towns are turning into ghost towns