Sign a support letter for Arkansas

The Plains & Eastern Clean Line represents an exciting opportunity for Arkansas and other states in the Mid-South and Southeast. The transmission line will facilitate an approximately half-billion dollar investment in Arkansas, and will double the amount of low-cost clean energy the Natural State currently acquires. The Plains & Eastern converter station in central Arkansas would have the capacity to provide enough low-cost, clean energy to supply roughly 160,000 Arkansas homes annually.  Letters of support from landowners, local businesses, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders are an important consideration in the review process. We need your support to help move the project forward.

Please join the growing number of people who support clean energy and jobs in Arkansas by signing a support letter to Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line today.

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Why Do You Support the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project?

In this section, you can express why you personally support the project by writing your support in your own words or clicking on the benefits you care about the most.

Choose the benefits you care about most:

The project is estimated to provide 5,000+ construction jobs and 500+ permanent jobs to maintain and operate the wind farms and transmission line. Clean Line has a preferred supplier agreement with General Cable of Malvern to manufacture all the aluminum and steel electrical conductor for the project, and has targeted Bekaert Corporation Van Buren to source the steel wire. Clean Line is committed to utilizing local businesses and contractors for the construction and maintenance of the transmission line.

The project represents an approximately half-billion dollar investment in Arkansas and will increase ad-valorem taxes and other revenues for counties and communities hosting the line, contributing towards public schools, roads, parks, fire and police departments, and other local services.

The project will make possible more than $6 billion of investment in additional wind farms that could not otherwise be built due to limitations of the existing electric transmission grid.

The project will deliver enough cost competitive energy to the electric grid in Arkansas to power more than 160,000 homes putting downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices.

The project is estimated to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 12 million tons, nitrogen oxides (a contributor to smog) by 8,000 tons, sulfur dioxide (a precursor to acid rain) by 15,000 tons, and mercury by 248 pounds.

The project will reduce water withdrawal from lakes and rivers by 4 billion gallons per year.

Overhead direct current (DC) transmission lines are more efficient, cost-effective, and use less land while moving large amounts of power over long distances than comparable alternating current (AC) lines.