Despite Clean Line's demise, renewable energy's rise inevitable, Ark. Sierra Club says

BENJAMIN HARDY | April 2, 2018

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For the record: a belated obituary for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project, the proposed high-voltage transmission line that would have delivered wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee and other states in the Southeast. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it would terminate a partnership to develop the 700-mile line partly a result of Arkansas's opposition. The Clean Line project has been presumed defunct since Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners acknowledged to Arkansas Business in January that it had abandoned plans to use Arkansas as a route, which would have entailed constructing towers across 12 counties in the northern half of the state from Fort Smith to Memphis.

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