Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Charles L. Anderson


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anderson was president and a member of the board of directors of Cooperative Power Association. He was a farmer in Litchfield, Meeker County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Impact of powerline on the area. Structure of Meeker Cooperative Light and CPA. Relationship of CPA with UPA. MAPP. Events leading to the Powerline project. Choice of a DC line vs. a AC line. Determining the need for more power. Opposition to the line - anticipating; reaction to; meeting with leaders. Financing the project. Vandalism and the subsequent costs. Effectiveness of hearing process. Being grandfathered out of siting process. Health and safety issues. Science court. Lawsuits. Use of security guards. Handling of controversy by the media. GAO study. Future needs for energy. Impact of controversy on future powerlines. Mankato line. Establishment of and reaction to REA. Summary comments.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Place Subject: Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Anderson, Charles L.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/14/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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