The Department of Energy has released it's record of Decision on Plains and Eastern. They have opted to participate in the project, however, there appear to be numerous conditions Clean Line will have to meet.
While we are disappointed with the the decision, there are numerous legal, procedural, and meritorious questions, raised by multiple parties, we believe are still unanswered. We have long felt the fate of the Plains and Eastern project will not be decided by the DOE or Clean Line, but rather in a court of law.
Going forward, our focus will be educating landowners about their rights, the process, the powers (or lack thereof) that have been granted to Clean Line, as well as the legal options available to them as we evaluate the contents of the Record of Decision and other documents.
Statement of Golden Bridge, LLC, an organization of landowners affected by Clean Line Energy Partner's proposed Plains & Eastern HVDC line to empower them to protect their rights.
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Keryn Newman blogs here at StopPATH WV about energy issues, transmission policy, misguided regulation, our greedy energy companies and their corporate spin.
In 2008, AEP & Allegheny Energy's PATH joint venture used their transmission line routing etch-a-sketch to draw a 765kV line across the street from her house. Oooops! And the rest is history.