Arkansas’ delegation in D.C. seeks block of power-line plan, cites changes in project that would cross state #AR #OK #TN

By National Wind Watch Arkansas government officials and many landowners along the path have opposed construction of the project, saying it would be an eyesore, lower property values, endanger migratory waterfowl and force landowners to sell property against their will.

The project also faced opposition from some Tennessee lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. In a Senate speech last year, the Republican called the wind-power project “expensive and unreliable” and urged the Tennessee Valley Authority not to commit to purchasing Clean Line’s power.

Last month, Clean Line ended its interconnection agreement with the nation’s largest public power utility. The TVA had studied the possibility of purchasing

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