You’ve probably heard of the harmful health effects of the electromagnetic radiation (aka EMR or EMF) emitted by high voltage powerlines. You may also have heard that there’s no certain proof that the adverse health effects were caused by the EMF. It reminds one of how we heard for decades that there may or may not be a link between cigarettes and lung cancer. An extensive BioInitiative Report released last year makes a strong case that responsible public policy should limit public exposure to EMF. The report is long, but at least take a look at the Preface and the Summary and Conclusions section. The briefest summary starts on page 34.
Both public hearings in Lakeville yesterday (2008-06-26) were well-attended and informative. Many citizens testified, with an overwhelming majority expressing opposition to CapX2020. We’ve collected a few of the written testimonies here.
- Atina Diffley
- Bev Topp
- Brian Budenski
- Jeff Otto
- Jill Olstad
- Kathleen Doran-Norton
- Laura Frerichs
- Martin Diffley
If you submitted written testimony, or have some notes from your oral testimony, send it to us and we’ll post it.
The barn dance and energizer event last night was a blast! The turnout was great; the Prairie Creek Group rocked; Paula, George, et al, educated, inspired, and motivated us all to speak out at the public hearings this week.
CapX2020 affects you and profits them, and they want you to pay for it. Your chance is now to let the judge and the PUC know what you want. If we don’t show up and speak at the public hearings, the judge and the PUC will hear only CapX’s pitch. So step up and let’s fill the room! Here are some documents to help you make the most of your opportunity to make your desires known.
- a sample letter in Microsoft Word format or PDF
- facts about coal power generation
- a CETF press release from June 6, 2008
- A new study confirms that transmission of locally generated electricity costs us much less than CapX would. Read this quick overview or the whole study.
- some facts about the economic benefits of locally generated wind power
- some facts about conservation, because a kilowatt-hour saved is a kilowatt-hour earned!
CETF presents the Prairie Creek Group, in a rare appearance in Eureka township on Sunday, June 22! Come learn about the upcoming CapX2020 public hearings, meet others who share your desire for a sustainable energy future, and enjoy yummy food and tasty tunes!
This is the LARGEST POWERLINE PROJECT IN MINNESOTA HISTORY, and they want you to pay for it. Is it needed?