None of these "states farther east" were consulted or asked if they wanted the electricity or the bill for this transmission line. This project is pure speculation by a get-rich-quick company out of Texas, Clean Line Energy Partners. Grain Belt Express wants to preclude the development of clean energy resources in "states farther east" and force you to buy imported "renewables" from Kansas. This takes money out of your community and puts it in Sam's pocket!
Sam controls the Kansas Corporation Commission. Kansans have been told "this is Sam's baby" and that it's a done deal. The KCC staff has recommended that the Commissioners approve the project because they are considering the needs of "states farther east." However, when citizens of those "states farther east" submitted comments to the KCC, the staff and Clean Line attorneys told the Commissioners to disregard those comments because they came from people who don't live in Kansas!
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is controlled by a handful of powerful economic interests in southwest Kansas who want to make money constructing thousands of wind turbines on their unproductive property, and Texas speculators who want to export their product across 750 miles of more productive land, and send the bill to "states farther east."
Tell Sam you don't want his hot air and that you're not paying for his pork barrel project!
Call 1-877-579-6757 or submit your comment online here. Do it now!