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3 meetings set on planned central Ill. power line

November 28, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Texas company will hold public meetings in central Illinois next week to talk about a proposed electric transmission line that could affect land owners in Clark, Cumberland and Shelby counties.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that (http://bit.ly/1xZMkXv ) Houston-based Clean Line Energy is developing a 750-mile overhead, direct-current transmission line to deliver wind power from Kansas to Illinois and other states.

The company plans two meetings Monday — at 7 a.m. in Martinsville and 5 p.m. in Greenup — and one at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Shelbyville.

Clean Line Development Director Mark Lawler says the company wants residents’ input on the project, including on potential routes, to minimize impacts on natural and cultural resources.

He says the company would work closely with landowners on compensation for easements and remediation work.

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