By Destiny Herbers
Flatwater Free Press 

Project meant to move power through Nebraska Sandhills, across US stalls – for 12 years

 

February 28, 2024

Map Courtesy of NPPD

Final route • The current proposed route of the R-Project transmission line, a 226-mile line which a regional power regulator and the Nebraska Public Power District are seeking to run across the Sandhills.

Rancher Lemoyne Dailey says he's careful about how he "makes his footprints" when he works on his land near Thedford.

The rolling Sandhills are fragile, Dailey said, the grasses and sands easily torn up and tough to restore.

Over the past decade, Dailey has been fielding visits from utility workers surveying his land, planning a power transmission route and asking for a signature on the dotted line.

He's one of a group of Sandhills landowners steadfastly refusing to sign.

"You don't know the amount of damage you're going to do to this country, putting in a project like the R line," Dailey said...



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