Over 120 attend meeting with alliance

Paul Haan of Parkersburg signs the petition to stop the Rock Island Clean Line proposal from installing over 375 miles of transmission line through Iowa, with the Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance member Bill Madison looking on. Haan was attending the meeting to find out what all was going on with the project. (Pat Racette Photo)

Northwest Iowa group Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance held a community meeting in efforts to stop the Rock Island Clean Line proposal Monday (Nov. 25).

Over 120 area citizens gathered just three days after RICL’s informational meeting at Parkersburg Veterans Memorial Building.

Residents from Ackley, Aplington, Alexander, Dike, Parkersburg, Grundy Center, Hudson and plenty more petitioned against the private company installing a 375-mile high voltage transmission line through northern Iowa.

See full story in this week's Tribune-Journal and Clarksville Star (Dec. 5).