Power line approval for NextEra in Kansas came with eminent domain authority

A truck travels away from the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Burlington on May 11, 2022.


Not only did Kansas regulators give their stamp of approval to a NextEra transmission power line in southeast Kansas, but they also gave the power of eminent domain to the company.

The route has to be approved first before NextEra can use the power. The line is expected to run through Coffey, Anderson, Allen, Bourbon and Crawford Counties.

The Topeka Capital Journal reported the power line won’t have to follow highways and the eminent domain power will mean it could run directly across large areas of farmland.

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