Block Grain Belt Express Reaction to Clean Line Applying to the PSC for Rehearing
As expected, Clean Line filed for a rehearing with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). Often losing parties in a case will exercise this option, though historically there is a low success rate. Applying for a rehearing however, is a necessary first step toward being able to appeal the case to the Missouri Court of Appeals. If Clean Line decides to appeal, the Missouri Landowners Alliance will join the PSC attorneys in defending the decision to deny Grain Belt. If the appellate court sides with Clean Line then they could send the case back to the Missouri PSC for review.
We continue to be disappointed by the lack of respect shown by Clean Line to the impacted landowners, citizens, and decision makers of Missouri. They have been told no in every way possible and yet they persist in attempting to override the clear will of the people and the decision by our commissioners. The facts of the case are clear their project does not benefit and it not needed by the state of Missouri. The time has come for Clean Line to understand that no means no.