Groups appealing CapX decision

More than a dozen individuals and organizations are asking state regulators to reverse their May 30 approval of plans to build a high-voltage transmission line from Minnesota into western Wisconsin.

By midday Tuesday — the last day for filing — 14 petitions had been submitted requesting a rehearing in the case of the $211 million, 48-mile line that will be the final segment of CapX2020, a 700-mile series of transmission lines starting in the Dakotas. The Wisconsin segment would cross the Mississippi River from the Rochester, Minn., area to west of Alma and then south to the Holmen area.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am  •  By JUDY NEWMAN | Wisconsin State Journal click here for details

Wisconsin urged to rethink major energy transmission line

A group of citizens and a state agency will request the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin rethink its decision approving the CapX2020 energy transmission project.

The PSC recently approved the controversial CapX2020 project, which will bring power lines from the Dakotas into the state. The 150 foot lines enter Wisconsin at Alma and travel south the Holmen.

Now, members of Citizens Energy Task Force and others will file a Petition for Rehearing with the PSC. Petitioners will present evidence and ask PSC commissioners to reconsider whether their decisions to approve the project were illegal, problematic, or unsupported.

by Maurenn McCollum  WPR June 8, 2012  click for details