North Texas Rancher's Power Line Battle Gains Attention

Updated, May 16, 5 p.m.:

The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Friday heard oral arguments in the case of a Wise County rancher protesting a power line that he says was built in the wrong place on his property.

Donna Nelson and Ken Anderson, the two commissioners present, said the body would vote on the line’s fate at the commission’s open meeting on May 30.

The case concerns whether a transmission company can move a power line route from the path a landowner negotiated. 

Johnny Vinson, the rancher, says a 345-kilovolt power line stretching across the northwest ...

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