Hearings on Mark Twain Transmission Line Conclude

Hearings in the case of Neighbors United vs. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois have concluded after a full week in Jefferson City. Now, the Missouri Public Service Commission will decide whether to allow the Mark Twain Transmission Line to be built. State Representative Nate Walker of Kirksville, is among those hoping the the PSC will decide that the line is not needed. The proposed power line would build a 345,000-volt transmission line from Palmyra, Missouri., to Kirksville and then north to the Iowa border. It would result in a new substation in Kirksville. The Adair County Commissioners have signed a resolution opposing the proposed power line. Ameren says the line will provide jobs, new local tax revenue, and improve the reliability of electricity for families and businesses in the state of Missouri.