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Missouri House OKs Ban On Eminent Domain For Wind Power Line

The use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line cutting through Missouri would be banned under a bill heading to the state Senate.

The Missouri House voted 123-33 Thursday in favor of the bill. The measure would prevent the use of property owners’ land for the Grain Belt Express power line without their permission. The high-voltage power line would carry wind energy from Kansas across Missouri and Illinois before hooking into a power grid in Indiana that serves eastern states.