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January 3, 2018

Oregon farmers worry power line would zap cows' milk production

  • The 8.6-mile line between Tillamook and Oceanside would improve electrical grid reliability.
  • SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposed electrical transmission line in northwestern Oregon has run into opposition from landowners in its path.

    The Tillamook Public Utility District says the 8.6-mile line between Tillamook and Oceanside will improve the reliability of the electrical grid. Currently, a single distribution line serves about 3,000 properties in the Oceanside area, which is three times more prone to outages than other areas on the grid, said Todd Simmons, the district's general manager.

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