The meeting had a good turnout. I am not a part of the driving force of the group. I just attended, but I will find this interesting to follow. It could become a national story.
This proposed powerline will deliver 3 times the power produced by the hoover dam. The energy will come from O'brien county Iowa and go to Grundy County Illinois, just outside of Chicagoland.
The powerline is opposed for several reasons.
1. The power is not needed in Illinois. Illinois has a surplus of electricity and is sending electricity to the eastern states.
2. The electricity from this power line will cost 50% than current formed of electricity. "going green" is nice but at what cost? Sure Obama has bragged about bankrupting the coal industry, but electricity at these costs will bankrupt families.
3. East coast governors from New jersey, New York and VIrginia has all publicly states they do not want this high priced electricity.