Group opposing Grain Belt Express plans to continue effort next year
- Aug 31, 2021 7:25 am GMT
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
That seems to be the attitude of the Missouri Farm Bureau when it comes to the Grain Belt Express.
The group unsuccessfully fought for legislation that would have changed the state’s eminent domain process to make it harder for companies to construct merchant transmission lines in the state’s 2021 legislative session and plans to back similar legislation in the 2022 session.
That could put the kibosh on the Grain Belt Express, Invenergy’s proposed high-voltage, direct current transmission line that would bring up to 4,000 megawatts of wind power roughly 800 miles from western Kansas through Missouri and Illinois to the Land of Lincoln's border with Indiana.
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