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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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  • Nov 15, 2021

A case study in the obstacles to modernizing transmission infrastructure -- a 76-mile high-voltage transmission line has been proposed and mapped in Oklahoma. After much community engagement, the company may still get taken to court over a single objection by a single landowner. I think it's probably not wrong to say that public engagement tends to be a "dog and pony show" as the landowner in this article accuses; however, I wonder whether Transource could have done a better job in making affected property owners feel like they were at the table. Threats of condemnation and eminent domain are bad PR not only for this project and this company but for similar projects across the country. 


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