Introducing Arkansas Citizens Against Clean Line Energy and its companion social media group. The citizens of Arkansas are banding together to block Clean Line Energy from using their land as a pass-through zone for its Plains & Eastern Clean Line project.
The group held its first, wildly successful public meeting on April 29, with many more to come. The group's enthusiasm has also attracted the attention of affected landowners in Oklahoma, some of whom were still unaware that this Houston-based company is planning to acquire a right of way through their property using the eminent domain process.
How could this be possible? Because Clean Line attempts to bifurcate its permitting process to receive utility status and eminent domain authority and a determination that its project is "needed" long before any affected landowner stakeholders find out about it. After that, Clean Line files a separate routing application to determine where to put the project, hoping to pit neighbors and communities against each other, intending that they will waste their time and energy fighting each other over placement, instead of the REAL enemy -- Clean Line Energy Partners.
Clean Line will fail when communities come together as one.