Missouri legislators have until 6 p.m. Friday to decide Grain Belt's fate
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- May 13, 2021 9:09 pm GMTMay 13, 2021 5:26 pm GMT
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By the time Missouri's legislative session ends at 6 p.m., Friday, the future of Invenergy's proposed Grain Belt Express transmission project could be decided.
A bill that would require developers seeking to use eminent domain proceedings to acquire land for transmission projects to obtain resolutions of support from commissioners in counties through which the projects would pass is likely to be the subject of a long debate in the Missouri Senate, Sen. Doug Beck, a Democrat representing St. Louis, told Allison Kite of The Missouri Independent. The bill would kill the Grain Belt Express, as several commissioners in northern Missouri counties that it would go through have said they oppose it.