PARIS, Ill. (WTHI) - Neighbors are speaking out after a power company told them a power line project could go right through their community.
News 10 has told you about Ameren Energy's Rivers Project in Illinois. The push would have put 80 foot power lines throughout areas in Clark County. However, that route has changed, and some properties in Edgar County could be impacted.
News 10 spoke with one landowner who said he got his notification earlier this month requesting an easement for his property.
He's concerned the project could cause a drain on property values and could hurt his cattle farming. He's filing a retrial petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission. That's the agency that approved Ameren's project and affirmed the route.
"My dad always said, don't worry about things in Washington that you have no control over, but when it comes locally, that's the things that you can make an impact on," Tom Ogle of Paris said.
Meanwhile, Ameren told News 10 the project is scheduled move forward next year. The company said Ogle, and others have had chances to voice their concerns since the spring of 2012.
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