Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Dennis and Nina H. Rutledge


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Rutledges were farmers in Lowry, Minnesota. They were members of the opposition groups FACT and SOC. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Learning about the powerline project. Becoming involved in the controversy. Involvement with FACT. Issues in controversy - changes in; section lines; health concerns. Science court. Involvement of legislature - Power Plant Siting Act. Reaction of power cooperatives to opposition. Reasons for confrontations. Governors Anderson and Perpich. Court involvement. Necessity for line. Power needs - necessity for line; alternatives. Working with the government. Role of the media. Implications of powerline issue for more lines. Living with the powerline.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Lowry, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Rutledge, Dennis
Interviewee: Rutledge, Nina H.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 12/06/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.32
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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