TAYLORVILLE -- Ameren wants to bring more power to more places, but making that happen could cost central Illinois farmers.
"Would you want one of these large transmission lines going through your yard?," asked Farmer Pat Wolf of Morrisonville.
Most people would probably say no, but Wolf doesn't get a choice. And neither do other farmers in the Christian County area. They've been told those lines could end up on their property."We're concerned about farming around the poles, and getting the space that meets the size of our farming equipment. We're concerned about the decreased value, and primarily the damage to the land during construction," he said.
The Illinois Rivers Project would span 330 miles across central Illinois if approved by the ICC. The board expected to vote on it this April. If it's approved, construction would begin in two years.