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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with John Millhone
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Millhone received his degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1950. He was the director of the Iowa Energy Policy Council. In 1975, he was appointed director of the Minnesota Energy Agency. Millhone was also a member of MEQB. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Role as director of the Minnesota Energy Agency. First involvement with transmission line. Alternatives to line. Pulbic hearings. Agency's cross-examination of position put forward by utilities. Projection of furture elctricity needs. Court cases. Health and safety factors. Energy Agency and developing alternative energy sources. National energy plan. Minnesota's energy needs. Impact of opposition to 400+ line on other needs; personal impact. Elected vs. appointed officials in being responsive to the public. Reasons for controversy. Role of Governor Perpich. Role of the media.
1 hour sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Millhone, John P.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.25 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'