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April 7, 2014 |  By: Andrew Benson

Block Grain Belt Express Losing Support

Block Grain Belt Express' plans to build a high-voltage transmission line through Northwest Missouri have been challenged by a statewide group.
Block Grain Belt Express' efforts have caused 8 of the 14 counties potentially effected by the project to withdraw support.
Vice President of Block Grain Belt Express Missouri, Jennifer Gatrel, says her group wants to prevent a private company from using imminent domain.

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Gatrel says her organization's message is starting to gain traction across the state.

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Grain Belt Express had planned to build high voltage line from St. Joseph to St. Louis located between Highway 36 and Interstate 70 with a converter station in Ralls County. 
A letter from the Rall County Commission to the Missouri Public Service Commission says the majority of it's citizens are against the project.