Iowa regulators, homeowners disagree on transmission line

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top utilities regulator is backing a plan to build an electric transmission line outside Cedar Rapids that is opposed by some homeowners along the route.

In a decision last week, Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman Geri Huser ruled that the line sought by ITC Midwest would provide more reliable energy service in eastern Iowa.

The 3.1 mile transmission line along Blairs Ferry Road in rural Linn County is part of ITC's plan to replace and upgrade lines that are in poor condition.

ITC negotiated voluntary easements with landowners along the route, but two homeowners refused and objected. Huser ruled that the line can move forward without eminent domain after ITC develops a plan to trim potentially dangerous trees from those properties.

The homeowners can appeal Huser's decision to the three-member board.

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