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R-Project interrupted

Federal judge halts transmission line

An approximate 220-mile, 345,000 volt transmission line, known as the R-Project was unplugged last week.

Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez, of Denver, overturns a 2019 "incidental take permit" issued to Nebraska Public Power District, regarding the project's potential impact on the environment.

The route will begin at NPPD's Gerald Gentleman Station, near Sutherland, and run northeast to Thedford. There, it will connect to an expanded substation, before swerving east and north, where it will end in Holt County.

A new substation is scheduled to be built on the Antelo...


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