Upstate lawmakers oppose Duke plan for lines

Upstate lawmakers oppose Duke plan for lines

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Four Upstate lawmakers are opposing a plan by Duke Energy to run high-voltage transmission lines from northern Greenville County into North Carolina.

Rep. Doug Brannon, a Landrum Republican, sent a letter on his legislative stationary Tuesday to the state Office of Regulatory Staff, which represents consumers in utility matters, protesting the proposal.

He wrote that three other lawmakers — Sen. Tom Corbin of Travelers Rest, Rep. Tommy Stringer of Greenville and Rep. Mike Burns of Taylors — also are opposed to the plan and “will fight this Duke Energy project with all political options available to us and will not hesitate to take advantage of judicial remedies as necessary.”