Though construction of Centerpoint Energy’s proposed transmission line has been approved, Citizens Protecting Grimes County can claim at least one victory from the group’s months of battling against it.
Although many residents are disappointed that the line is still coming through, the group’s Nancy Perry says they are at least somewhat content that the company isn’t cutting a whole new swath through Grimes.
But Perry goes on to explain that local families will still be affected by the line in more ways than one. She estimates the groups she was involved in spent around $200,000 fighting the company and with a half dozen other groups doing the same, which adds up to a pretty penny in legal fees.
Grimes County Judge Ben Leman says there is only one more recourse that property owners who are being affected by the approved transmission line have at their disposal; and that is hire a lawyer to represent them as they deal with Centerpoint individually.