From CETF’s attorney, Paula Maccabee: Hello, Folks: Thought you might want to see a copy of CETF’s comments on the CapX2020 La Crosse Project EIS scoping now underway through the USDA RUS. The documents filed by Dairyland, along with the evidence of new Xcel forecast filed in the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant cases, confirm [...]
Group considers appeal over transmission lines (St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 14, 2009). Also, visit ILSR for more media coverage.
On July 14 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met concerning Petitions for Reconsideration brought by CETF and NoCapX2020. The PUC quickly decided not to reconsider any of the issues CETF or the NoCapX group asked to reconsider. Regarding the Office of Energy Security petition for removal of wind conditions on the Brookings Line:The PUC’s May [...]
10 East Coast Governors Rip Federal Transmission Legislation – On May 4th, 2009, Governors from 10 East Coast states sent a sign-on letter opposing the current federal bills to expedite transmission line planning and siting. These Governors don’t want midwest wind, they want to generate renewable energy closer to home.
July 14 – We need citizens to attend this very important meeting. The PUC has scheduled the hearing on whether to accept or decline the petitions for reconsideration for Tuesday, July 14. This item is the third item on the PUC agenda, and the calendar begins at 9:30 am. Please do your best to attend [...]
It’s over on the Documents page.
Gundersen Lutheran, a major medical center that spent 4 million on utilities in 2007, is projecting to be energy neutral by 2014, with the help of a large grant from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy. Read about it at Gunderson Lutheran, LaCrosse Tribune, and Wisconsin State Journal, and again, comment where you can! This is the [...]
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON THE SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR THE LA CROSSE CAPX2020 PROJECT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 25, 2009
There has been some confusion about how citizens may submit their comments about the CapX2020 La Crosse Project. Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically to: Stephanie A. Strength Environmental Protection Specialist/RD 1400 Independence Ave. SW Room # 2244 Washington, DC 20250-1571 email@example.com Here are some of the kinds of points you can make. [...]
A lot is happening around CapX2020 in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the last week or so. Here are links to some recent press. Read the articles, and post comments where you can! Excellent story in Winona Post regarding the 6.29.09 Capx2020 presentation at the Winona City Council: Area folks not happy about CapX2020 [...]