Illinois Court Rules Against Grain Belt Express
A court ruling in Illinois presents another complication for the proposed Grain Belt Express power line project.
A judgment in the 5th District of the Appellate Court of Illinois reverses an Illinois Commerce Commission ruling that gave a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to a company wanting to build an electric transmission line from wind generation facilities in Kansas into Indiana. The court ruled that the ICC did not have the authority to grant a non-public utility that certificate. Legal questions surrounding the proposed project are also before the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City. The proposed line would go through Monroe, Ralls and Pike counties in northeast Missouri and Pike County Illinois.