Arkansas Delegation Wants Clean Line Comment Period Extended
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas congressional delegation Tuesday requested a two-month extension on the public comment period for the need and feasibility review of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project.
In a letter to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Reps. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, French Hill, R-Little Rock, and Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, request the Department of Energy grant a minimum of 60 additional days for comments, citing inadequate communication to let stakeholders know they can submit their input on this project.
The Plains & Eastern Clean Line project is a proposed high-voltage, direct-current transmission line that would carry 3,500 megawatts of wind-power generated electricity from the Oklahoma Panhandle to states east. The proposed route would run roughly from west to east across Arkansas north of Interstate 40.