Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Ed Schrom
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Schrom was a native of Albany, Minnesota, where he lived and owned a farm at the time of the interview. In 1970 he was elected to the State Senate. He served on a number of commissions including Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Labor and Commerce. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Power Plant Siting Act. Why controversy arose. Eminent domain - validity of; use by utilities. Conflict of role as legislator and stance on controversy. Health hazard issues. Tower placement and section lines. Public hearings. Farm bill. Alternatives to line - coal. Future energy needs. Issue over declaring a moratorium. View of opposition - its tactics; organization of; impact on community. Role of Governor Perpich. Impact of costs of powerline and vandalism for citizens.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Albany, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Schrom, Ed
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/01/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.33
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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