JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An announcement Friday showed support from the U.S. government for an electric transmission network.
The U.S. Department on Energy (DOE) approved the $2 billion Clean Line project that could make its way through Arkansas.
The project according to the DOE would "tap abundant, low-cost wind generation resources in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle" and deliver wind power to more than "1.5 million homes in the mid-South and Southeast United States."
However, the project is not without controversy.
Soon after the announcement Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, Senator John Boozman, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack and Congressman Bruce Westerman issued the following joint statement:
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