Grain Belt Express line application rejected on technicality

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power linesJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Regulators have rejected a second application for the Missouri portion of a power line that would carry wind energy from Kansas to Indiana.

However, the Missouri Public Service Commission’s vote on Tuesday on the application from Clear Line Energy Partners cited a filing technicality and the Houston-based company plans to file another application.

Clear Line is proposing a $2.3 billion power line from Dodge City, Kansas, to a substation in Sullivan, Indiana. Its second application was rejected because the company hadn’t filed the required 60-day notice before refiling its application.

The commission rejected the original application last year after some landowners along the line’s proposed Missouri route raised objections. Kansas, Illinois and Indiana have approved the project.

Clear Line filed a notice Tuesday that it intended to refile its application.