Congressional delegation asks for more comment time on Clean Line project
The state’s congressional delegation – Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, French Hill, R-Little Rock, Steve Womack, R-Rogers and Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs — on Tuesday requested that the Department of Energy (DOE) extend the comment period for the need and feasibility review of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., also requested more time.
Clean Line is a proposed multi-state renewable energy project that is expected to deliver wind powered electricity from Oklahoma to markets in Arkansas and other southern states. Some landowners in Arkansas have expressed concerns about eminent domain land acquisition as part of the project.