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Local Senator Wants Controversial Power Lines Stopped

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2012

The people have spoken, and according to State Senator Sue Rezin, you don’t like the Rock Island Clean Line proposal.

Rezin sent a letter to the Illinois Commerce Commission Friday saying she opposes the wind energy transmission line because it does more harm than good. Rezin is concerned of farmland lost and believes it only serves Iowa wind farms.

The company Clean Line Energy wants to put transmission lines thru northern Bureau and La Salle counties to transport wind energy from Iowa to points east of Illinois.  They have talked about trying to become a public utility which would give them the power of eminent domain, or to take property from a landowner.

Rezin’s election opponent, Christine Benson has also spoken out against the proposal.

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