Comment Now on Power Line Concerns!

MAKE YOUR COMMENTS NOW TO THE WI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION by Friday Dec. 23, 2011.

Comments are due on the Wisconsin PSC’s DEIS for the Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse line.They must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011.

Sample form to help guide your thoughts is available from Carol Overland of nocapx2020.com.

Follow this link:

http://nocapx2020.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/comment-form.pdf

email the comments to william.fannucchi@wisconsin.gov

More on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, see our media release here:

http://cetf.us/2011/11/14/wisconsin-public-service-commission-draft-environmental-impact-statement-questions-capx2020-power-line-need/

WKBT TV-8 La Crosse County opposes powerline projects

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse County Board is showing its opposition to two proposed powerline projects that would run through the county.

Thursday night the board approved a resolution stating its opposition to the CapX2020 and Badger Coulee transmission line projects.

The resolution says the high voltage power lines would have negative effects on the environment, people’s health and their wallets.

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WXOW- TV 19 County Board Votes to Oppose CAPX 2020 Project

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) The La Crosse County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a resolution opposing the CAPX2020 powerline project.

The resolution introduced by Board member Marilyn Pedretti also requests additional public hearings in La Crosse on the issue, along with a request for detailed information about the need for the project.

The Board supported the resolution by a vote of 26 to 2. Two members abstained.

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La Crosse County Board Opposes Power Lines–Resolution Passes!

La Crosse, Tribune – La Crosse, WI By BETSY BLOOM
The La Crosse County Board on Thursday formally opposed two proposed high-voltage power line projects that would route through the county.

There isn’t a need for this line,” said Supervisor Marilyn Pedretti, who introduced the resolution objecting to the CapX2020 and American Transmission Company 345-kilovolt lines.

Though mostly symbolic, the county’s stance will be recorded with the Public Service Commission as it considers applications for the two projects in the coming year

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Please attend this important meeting Thursday Dec. 15th, 2011

ACTIVATE… ALERT… OPPOSE!

Power Line Breaking News: La Crosse County Board Considers Opposition Resolution this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

What: La Crosse County Board considers resolution opposing CapX 2020 and Badger Coulee power lines

Date: Thursday Dec. 15
Time: 6:00PM
Location: La Crosse County Administration Center – 400 No. 4th St. La Crosse
County Board Room

**PUBLIC IS WELCOME**

What: Meeting of the whole

Why: Citizens Energy Task Force has been informed that Board member Marilyn Pedretti will introduce a resolution opposing CapX 2020 super high voltage power line.

Over the last six months, citizens have been organizing in the counties along the projected route of the massive 170 ft. high power line and meeting with local elected officials to oppose this project to protect their land and promote locally produced and distributed energy.

La Crosse County towns of Holland and Farmington as well as Holmen School Board have passed resolutions opposing CapX which supports the Dec. 15th La Crosse County opposition resolution. Citizen opposition to the construction of the power line continues to grow and petitions in opposition to the line with nearly 800 names from the region will be presented to the county board at the meeting. Significant citizen attendance at the meeting is expected as well as a demonstration of concerned residents prior to the meeting showing support for the resolution.

Please attend this important meeting – open to the public.

Letter to Editor – Coal the reason for power line project

According to the National Climatic Data Center, the United States had 12 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2011, with climate instability the likely cause.

The primary cause of global warming is the generation of electricity by burning coal. The coal industry is heavily subsidized by our federal government. Taxpayers pony up $17 billion a year in corporate welfare for the coal industry, according to the Environmental Law Institute.

Let’s look at the CAPX2020 power line clear-cutting its way across Minnesota and Wisconsin to hook up with Badger Coulee Line as part of a grid to carry electricity east. The Public Service Commission says western Wisconsin doesn’t need this line.

Follow the line to its origin in North Dakota, the largest lignite coal deposit in the world. The power line will facilitate the coal-generated electricity export business. And we get to chip in again with increased utility rates, decreased property values, degraded environment and global warming.

The rule of “economic dispatch” means the cheapest electricity (coal) goes on the line first before any renewable energy.

We have limited time and money to switch from coal to local renewable energy. Because of low electrical demand, the door of opportunity is still open, but it’s closing fast.

Ask your county board supervisor to vote against the power lines at their Thursday meeting.

by Linda Van Art Click for details

Please attend this important meeting Thursday Dec. 15th, 2011

 

ACTIVATE… ALERT… OPPOSE!

Power Line Breaking News:  La Crosse County Board Considers Opposition Resolution this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

What: La Crosse County Board considers resolution opposing CapX 2020 and Badger Coulee power lines

Date: Thursday Dec. 15
Time: 6:00PM
Location: La Crosse County Administration Center –  400 No. 4th St. La Crosse
County Board Room

**PUBLIC IS WELCOME**

What: Meeting of the whole

Why: Citizens Energy Task Force has been informed that Board member Marilyn Pedretti will introduce a resolution opposing CapX 2020 super high voltage power line. 

 

Over the last six months, citizens have been organizing in the counties along the projected route of the massive 170 ft. high power line and meeting with local elected officials to oppose this project to protect their land and promote locally produced and distributed energy.

 

La Crosse County towns of Holland and Farmington as well as Holmen School Board have passed resolutions opposing CapX which supports the Dec. 15th La Crosse County opposition resolution.  Citizen opposition to the construction of the power line continues to grow and petitions in opposition to the line with nearly 800 names from the region will be presented to the county board at the meeting. Significant citizen attendance at the meeting is expected as well as a demonstration of concerned residents prior to the meeting showing support for the resolution.

Please attend this important meeting – open to the public.