ATC holds 6 meetings on Badger Coulee line – June 22-30, 2011

According to ATC, about 40,000 homes and businesses from the Madison area to La Crosse, WI were sent letters recently to inform them about the ultra high voltage power line the company wants to build in the region.The proposed Badger Coulee line is moving into phase two with eight public meetings scheduled this month in the affected territory. The line will carry 345 kilovolts of electricity over 150 miles and cost about $425 million. If ATC receives approval from the Public Service Commission, construction would start in 2016 and come online in 2018.

Concerned home owners and rate payers should become educated and question WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Here’s the schedule – All six run from 1pm to 7pm
Here are the dates and locations:

June 22, Cashton Community Hall, Cashton
June 23, Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
June 27, Ettrick Community Center, Ettrick
June 28, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens
June 29, Mauston Grayside Elementary, Mauston
June 30, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee

Citizens Group Based in La Farge, Wisconsin–Opposes Badger Coulee (ATC) and CapX2020. Holds the “OTHER” Open House.

Be sure to attend—The OTHER Open House – June 22 – Cashton, WI 

A regional citizens gathering in response a proposal to build high voltage transmission lines will be held in Cashton Wednesday, June 22.

The event will be held at the large shelter in the Cashton Park behind the Scenic Bluff Health Center from 4 to 8 p.m. All citizens, business owners and local government officials from communities impacted are invited.

Speakers and workshops will be offered to further educate the public about the Badger-Coulee high voltage tranmission line proposals by American Transmission Company and Excel Energy. Items to be discussed include low voltage options, affects on property values, renewable energy factors and how to become informed and effective.

Arrangements for the event were made by SOUL of the Kickapoo and the Town of Stark Energy Planning and Information Committee. Homemade refreshments will be served. 

Save Our Unique Lands (SOUL) of the Kickapoo 
Check out their website for more informaiton:

www.soulofthekickapoo.org 


ATC holds 8 meetings on Badger Coulee line – June 20 – June 30, 2011

According to ATC, about 40,000 homes and businesses from the Madison area to La Crosse, WI were sent letters recently to inform them about the ultra high voltage power line the company wants to build in the region.The proposed Badger Coulee line is moving into phase two with eight public meetings scheduled this month in the affected territory. The line will carry 345 kilovolts of electricity over 150 miles and cost about $425 million. If ATC receives approval from the Public Service Commission, construction would start in 2016 and come online in 2018.

Concerned home owners and rate payers should become educated and question WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Here’s the schedule – All eight run from 1pm to 7pm
Here are the dates and locations:

June 20, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Onalaska
June 21, Club 16, Sparta
June 22, Cashton Community Hall, Cashton
June 23, Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
June 27, Ettrick Community Center, Ettrick
June 28, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens
June 29, Mauston Grayside Elementary, Mauston
June 30, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee

Stop it at the River!

Xcel Energy, Dairyland Power and nine other utilities (CAPX2020) are proposing a 345kV ultra high voltage power line crossing from Minnesota to Alma, Wisconsin and then running either south or east to Madison. Most of the power line will be built by the American Transmission Company. The power line towers will be 15+ stories tall and have a right of way of 150 feet, which will be cleared by eminent domain and maintained by herbicides.

Linda Van Art, Coulee Region Sierra Club June 13, 2011 Full Article Here:

ATC holds 8 meetings on Badger Coulee line – June 20 – June 30, 2011

According to ATC, about 40,000 homes and businesses from the Madison area to La Crosse, WI were sent letters recently to inform them about the ultra high voltage power line the company wants to build in the region.The proposed Badger Coulee line is moving into phase two with eight public meetings scheduled this month in the affected territory. The line will carry 345 kilovolts of electricity over 150 miles and cost about $425 million. If ATC receives approval from the Public Service Commission, construction would start in 2016 and come online in 2018.

Concerned home owners and rate payers should become educated and question WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Here’s the schedule – All eight run from 1pm to 7pm
Here are the dates and locations:

June 20, Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, Onalaska
June 21, Club 16, Sparta
June 22, Cashton Community Hall, Cashton
June 23, Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
June 27, Ettrick Community Center, Ettrick
June 28, Three Bears Lodge, Warrens
June 29, Mauston Grayside Elementary, Mauston
June 30, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee

New ATC transmission line project surges ahead

JUDY NEWMAN | jdnewman@madison.com | 608-252-6156 |

About 40,000 homes and businesses from Middleton to north of La Crosse are getting letters this week from American Transmission Co. telling them a powerful electrical transmission line could be built within 3,000 feet — or about half a mile — and inviting them to public meetings later this month.

Plans for the so-called Badger Coulee line, introduced in 2010, are moving into phase 2. ATC has taken the broad swath from south-central to western Wisconsin and identified dozens of corridors to consider for the project, which will carry 345 kilovolts of electricity over 150 miles and will cost about $425 million.
 

Wisconsin State Journal June 2, 2011 Full Article here: