Missouri Supreme Court refuses to hear Grain Belt Express case
The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear the case involving the Grain Belt Express power transmission line. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says the Supreme Court is wrong to not hear the case. Hurst says Missourians should never be forced to give up their land to what he calls an energy conglomerate posing as a utility.
Clean Line Energy wants to build the Grain Belt Express wind energy transmission lines across northern Missouri using eminent domain. The Missouri Farm Bureau argues that the company is not a public entity and should not be able to take private land. Clean Line Energy calls the decision a victory bringing Missourians a step closer to benefiting from clean, affordable energy. Hurst says the Missouri Farm Bureau will now push the state legislature to pass a law to block such actions in the future.