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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Peter Vanderpoel
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vanderpoel was an editorial writer and reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and the St. Paul papers before becoming the director for the State Planning and Agency and Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Role as State Planning Agency director and Environmental Quality Board director. Process for siting a line. Initial involvement with the CU project. CU project and Certificate of Need. Public hearings. Citizen's Committee. Routing of line - decision making process in determining route; issue over lack of priority in routing on prime agricultural land; alternative routes. Consideration of alternative energy sources - coal; underground lines. Health and safety. Science court. EQB - effectiveness; public image; lawsuits. Role of media. Powerline controversy - reasons for occurring; outcome; impact on future line sitings. Summary points.
2 hours sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Vanderpoel, Peter
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.42 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'