WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa land owners are organizing to fight a proposed $2 billion electric transmission line that would provide a boost to wind power in the state.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/19wrPRS ) the proposed 500-mile line that a subsidiary of Clean Line Energy Partners wants to build would stretch from O’Brien County in northwest Iowa to Morris, Ill.
Ted and Kim Junker don’t like the idea of the line crossing their farm in Grundy County. Kim Junker says the construction of towers for the line and maintenance could disrupt the farm and compact the soil.
Company officials say the transmission line would connect Iowa wind farms with communities in other states that want the electricity, and more wind projects would be possible.
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com