Lots of regulations but no power?
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The Midwest may see booming oil and natural gas production, but a lack of power lines taking electricity to where it needs to go is making it harder for utilities to satisfy the country’s growing appetite for power.
To complicate things, federal environmental regulators have been unwilling to allow power providers to build transmission lines across portions of federal lands. The oil and gas boom in the Bakken shale region of the U.S., including Montana and North Dakota, has fueled a 6 percent growth in power demand in the region. The problem is that power companies may not be able to keep up with the demand growth in the near future.