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Missouri Supreme Court upholds decision by court of appeals on Grain Belt Express

The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District’s 2019 decision reaffirming a PSC decision that approved a certificate of need and necessity for the Grain Belt Express Project (GBX). This Supreme Court action ends a long effort by project opponents to overturn the PSC decision on the Grain Belt Express. This […]

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Audio: Missouri House Speaker prioritizes eminent domain legislation

Legislation aimed at preventing private entities like the Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain could hit the Missouri Senate floor soon. Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill was the first bill sent by the House to the Senate earlier this year.     Hansen and House Speaker Elijah Haahr briefed Capitol reporters on Thursday, […]

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Audio: Invenergy ready to move forward in north Missouri on Grain Belt Express

The wind energy power lines known as the Grainbelt Express is moving forward under new ownership. Invenergy got the Missouri Public Service Commission’s unanimous OK to acquire the transmission line project to run from Kansas to the East Coast. This is the latest step in what has been a 5-year process.     Landowners and […]

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Invenergy to acquire Grain Belt Express

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved a request filed by Invenergy Transmission LLC, its parent company Invenergy Investment Company, Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC, and Grain Belt Express Holding LLC. The request authorizes Invenergy to acquire ownership of Grain Belt. The commission voted five to zero and determined allowing Invenergy to acquire […]

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Missouri Public Utility Alliance responds to Grain Belt-related legislation passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House advanced House Bill 1062 to the Missouri Senate. This bill will effectively kill new infrastructure projects like the Grain Belt Express transmission line. Members of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) have repeatedly let lawmakers know that 39 local consumer-owned utilities, representing more than 350,000 people in the state, stand to lose […]

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Audio: Grain Belt-Related Legislation heads to the Missouri Senate

Legislation that is aimed at preventing the Grain Belt Express project from using eminent domain across northern Missouri is heading to the state Senate. The House voted 115-35 on Thursday to give final approval to Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill, which says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain to build above-ground […]

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Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to Grain Belt-related legislation

Legislation aimed at the proposed Grain Belt project in northern Missouri has received initial approval by the Missouri House.     Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s legislation says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced in March it’s approved […]

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Audio: Missouri House expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt related legislation

The Missouri House is expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt-related legislation and Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen has filed legislation which says no private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. Bill supporters include the Missouri […]

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Audio: Grain Belt Express/Eminent Domain Bill quickly passes committee, heads to House

A bill to stop – or at least redirect–the Grain Belt Express powerline project, is headed to the Missouri House floor.   A House committee moved quickly this week to pass the bill by Jim Hansen, Republican from Frankford. The issue, he says, is the privately-held company’s use of the power of eminent domain to put […]