Clean Line Energy appeals regulators’ rejection of wind transmission line

A Houston-based company is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission to reconsider plans for a $2.2 billion transmission line that would carry wind energy across the state, delivering it from the Kansas plains to eastern power grids.

The company, Clean Line Energy, says regulators made mistakes and were not “even-handed” when they rejected the proposal for the so-called Grain Belt Express earlier this month.

The plan was backed by business groups, labor unions and environmentalists, but Missouri farmers along the proposed line were staunchly opposed to it. Clean Line Energy says the project is “too important to Missouri’s energy future not to pursue,” and that Missouri’s rejection of the plan is depriving other states of low-cost, clean energy.

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