By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Max Shilstone, director of business development for Clean Line Energy, was the guest speaker at today’s Millington Area Chamber of Commerce meeting at Old Timers Restaurant. Shilstone gave an 30-minute presentation to Chamber members about the projected Clean Line route coming from Oklahoma through Tipton and Shelby counties.
The project known as Plains and Easter Clean Line will provide renewable energy across 720 miles. Shilstone noted how the project will bring jobs, clean air, and energy security. The project is estimated to cost $2 billion and has been paid for by private funding.
Shilstone explained the projected route will effect those living near Wilkinsville Road. The public will have a chance to see the projected routes and hear more information about the line on Thursday Feb. 12 at the George Harvell Civic Center located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road from 5-8 p.m. There will be maps and information boards on hand. After a 20-minute presentation, the public will have a chance to give comments for 3 minutes.