Utilities fight to build more power lines

Disputes occurring as residents pay higher rates

Some strange battle lines are being drawn in the quest by power companies to build new high-voltage lines.

The typical players in power-line fights are grass-roots groups clamoring, often in vain, to stop power companies from building the big projects.

The new disputes come at a time when Wisconsin ratepayers are paying above-average rates. They are pitting utility against utility, and, in once case, a former utility executive against his former employer.

by Thomas Content, Milwaukee Sentinel, April 21, 2012 click here for details

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