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Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In ArkansasLock Icon

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out. read more >
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Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump’s Zeal for Infrastructure

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project. read more >
General Cable of Malvern announced an agreement in 2011 to produce high-voltage transmission lines for the Clean Line project. The deal is worth at least $130 million and will generate 135 direct jobs, according to a University of Arkansas study.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

General Cable Could Shut Down Before Clean Line Construction Begins

Though Clean Line Partners has had a deal since 2011 to buy conductor cable for its planned statewide high line from the General Cable Corp. factory in Malvern, plans have been in the works for at least nine months to consolidate the facility with one in Texas. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

Arkansas’ congressional delegation opposes the Clean Line project, citing concerns about a lack of local control. At the same time, state officials have awarded $340,000 in taxpayer money to Sediver, one of the Clean Line suppliers, along with other incentives. read more >
General Cable factory in Malvern.
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Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis. read more >
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Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation. read more >
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Federal Lawsuit Challenges Clean Line Transmission Project

Two groups representing landowners are suing to block an electric transmission line planned for delivering wind-generated power across Arkansas from Oklahoma to Tennessee. read more >
Energy

Department of Energy Gives Approval for Clean Line Project

The Department of Energy will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project, a major clean energy infrastructure project, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced Friday. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

In Congress, Arkansas Lawmakers Want Energy Department to Slow Clean Line Review

Arkansas' congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to slow the review process for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project. read more >
Business Services / Energy / Investments

Clean Line Gets $50M Investment for Wind Projects

Clean Line Energy Partners, the company planning a $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line to run through Arkansas, will receive an investment of up to $50 million from Bluescape Resouces, a private energy investment firm. read more >
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Sediver Incentives Included Cash from Arkansas, West Memphis

The French manufacturer that plans to produce insulators for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project was offered a host of incentives for opening a plant in West Memphis. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

French Manufacturer to Open Plant in West Memphis, Employ 70

A French overhead line insulation technology company will open a manufacturing plant in West Memphis to serve the planned Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project, the companies said on Monday. read more >
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Eminent Domain Rights Dusted Off as Pipelines Trace Path Across Arkansas

Several energy projects in various phases of completion are in the works across Arkansas, drawing increased attention to the process of eminent domain used to obtain access to land, as well as some of the difficulties companies face in building their projects. read more >
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Public Meetings Scheduled for Plains & Eastern Clean Line

The U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled a series of public meetings including six in Arkansas as part of an independent review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Draft EIS on Transmission Line

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a 3,700-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line to pass through Arkansas. read more >
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$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years. read more >