TOGETHER WE WILL KEEP OUR SKYLINE FREE of Unnecessary Transmission Lines!
July 25th marks the 1st Year Anniversary for The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance
Please join me in thanking The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance Board of Directors and many neighbors, friends, and community members from across the state as we celebrate our 1 year Anniversary. One year ago we formed our nonprofit organization at a community meeting in Ayrshire, Iowa with no idea of what would happen in the next several months.
As a grass roots volunteer organization we have much to be proud of and many people to thank. I continue to be amazed by the ongoing support and dedication from people that I have known all of my life and many more people I just met in the past year. Everyone has an important story and we are joined together in a common goal to protect our rights as landowners, families, businesses and communities.
My community of friends has grown in a way I cannot describe. I am looking forward to working with all of you as we continue our fight to stop RICL. I have no doubt that we will be successful!
Happy Anniversary to The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance
Board of Directors President
Photo taken North of Outing, Minnesota
Letters to Editor
Over the past several months many board members and community members from across the state have put their thoughts and concerns in the form of letters or articles. This type of information sharing is an important part of our fight to stop RICL. The Alliance does not have a large publicity budget so this is an excellent way to get our message in front of many people who may not understand the project or the potential impact.
News articles can be seen on our website under ourNewstab.
or call 712-262-5229 if you are interested in writing a letter and would like assistance. Find more information on our website under the Call To Action Tab where you can also download a listing of publications across the state.
Commstock Special Report - RICL's Intransigence
David Kruse, author and and producer of The CommStock Report wrote an excellent report July 11th entitled " RICL's intransigence."
Contact us if you have a great place for a 2 1/2 by 6 ft banner
18 X 24 inch posters and Iowa specific Yard Signs are also available
New Look for our Website
Over the past several months The Alliance has outgrown its original website design so we are in the process of designing a new website to help you find what you need with ease.
The transition to our new website will be seamless so continue to check our existing website for all the information that you need to help stop RICL.
If you don't see what you want on our website call 712-262-5227 or send us an email at [email protected]
RICL Open House Meetings
RICL is holding "open house meetings" across the state. Meetings have been held in O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, Hancock, Wright and Buchanan counties. Additional meetings will be held in Scott, Jones and Cedar counties the week of July 28th. To our knowledge the remaining county meetings have not been scheduled.
The meetings are held over several hours and the goal is to meet with landowners to discuss easement agreements and to talk with community members to gain support of the project. It is up to you to decide if you wish to attend these meetings but The Alliance is encouraging you to ask important questions and not to sign voluntary easements.
The Alliance is asking for your support to assist with the important work needed to stop RICL and the ongoing preparation for the upcoming public hearing. All contributions will be used to stop RICL including legal fees, expert witnesses, publicity and marketing.
Why You Should Join the Alliance:
Get the facts and stay updated
The Alliance advocates on behalf of landowners, tenants, communities
The Alliance will help you file objections
The Alliance will provide unified legal representation as a large group
The Alliance legal team will file a large group objection at the public hearing
With your support The Preservation of Rural Iowa will continue our ongoing work to stop RICL in Iowa.
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Update from Illinois
of July 25th - the Illinois Commerce Commission had not made their determination regarding RICL. To keep updated on the most up to date information regarding Illinois visit the Block RICL website.
Our organization remains in close contact with the Illinois Landowners Alliance and other states with Clean Line Projects. We understand the importance of working together to increase awareness of these large scale high voltage transmission lines and the negative consequences to landowners and communities. Our new website design will offer more links to other state activities.