Charles Henke testifies while holding his son about the negative impact transmission lines would have on his 6th generation family farm. The Missouri Public Service Commission is the governing body that will decide if Grain Belt Express will get the ability to condemn over 5,000 acres of private land in order to erect high voltage DC transmission lines on it.

In a major break in precedent due to the 7,000 comments, the Commission decided to hold public hearings in each of the eight impacted counties. Four hearings on the east side of the state were held August 12th and 14th. In total, approximately 1,200 people attended the hearings with the vast majority in opposition to the project.

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