La Crescent Powerline Forum, Thursday, July 31

Minnesota State Representative Ken Tschumper (DFL – Houston and Fillmore counties) is hosting a community information forum on high voltage power lines Thursday, July 31, 7pm at the La Crescent American Legion.

Learn about the power companies’ proposal to run high voltage power lines where you live, and how this relates to your health, your property values, renewable energy, and local economic development.

For more information, see Rep. Schumper’s news release, and then call your neighbors and go to the Legion tomorrow at 7pm!

Write letters to Judge Heydinger

Your opinion matters! If you haven’t already done so, please consider writing a letter to Judge Beverly Heydinger, stating your concerns about the CapX powerline project. It’s crucial that great numbers of us let Judge Heydinger know why the project is not right for Minnesota at this time.

Whether your concerns are about the environment, health effects of EMF, locally produced power, sustainability, property values, or aesthetics, write it down and send it in by August 22 September 26 (we got an extension!).

Here are some sample letters. The mailing address is below. Do it!

Read on for more ideas to get you started.

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Energy for Minnesota, by Minnesotans

When we send money to foreign countries to buy nearly 70 percent of the oil we use every day, they build new skyscrapers and we lose jobs. When we spend that money building solar arrays and windmills, we build competitive industries and gain jobs here at home.

— from a recent speech by Al Gore

The same could be said about Minnesota. Where do we want our energy dollars to go? CETF says: spend them locally, to create jobs, prosperity, and self-reliance here in Minnesota. The proposed CapX project does not support locally produced energy that would benefit Minnesotans.

You can make a difference! Write to Judge Beverly Heydinger and let her know that locally produced energy is important to you.

Send your letter to:
Honorable Judge Beverly Jones Heydinger
Office of Administrative Hearings
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
St. Paul, MN. 55164-0620