Landowners challenge renewable energy projects

 


CUT BANK — Teepee rings in northwestern Montana are talismans of another time, hundreds of years ago when the Blackfeet Indians roamed the plains.

But some of these relics may meet their end if plans are realized to build a $213 million wind-power transmission line that connects Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. A new Montana law expressly grants utilities and transmission companies the power of eminent domain to condemn and take private property.

AP Photo/Stephen Dockery

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