Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Harold C. Hagen


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hagen was a farmer from Pope County and was president of CURE. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. How Hagen first learned about the the powerline project. Routing of line. Power Plant Siting Act - being grandfathered out; decision to come under siting law. Development of opposition groups such as CURE. Informational hearing and hearing process - purpose of; effectiveness of process; issues brought up. EQC - citizen's advisory committee; certificate of need. Reaction by the state and utilities to concerns expressed over powerline. Opposition to line - reasons for such a negative reaction to powerline project; issues over routing of line; why confrontations occurred. CURE - approach to issues before and after utilities came under siting act; role as head of CURE during confrontations; working with the media; working with Governors Wendell Anderson and Rudy Perpich and the legislators; mediation sessions and request for a moratorium; relationship with FACT and the airport in Starbuck. Dealing with the courts - health and safety issues; issues of easement and liability. View of current situation. Personal effect of issue on Hagen's life. Development of energy sources in the future.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
25 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Place Subject: Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Hagen, Harold Christian
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 06/01/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.13
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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