CapX2020 to begin construction this month (01/06/2013)

Balto said CapX2020 is not “a done deal” and that CETF will continue to fight the construction of CapX2020 and another proposed line from La Crosse to Madison.

The next steps for the organization include continued challenges in the Wisconsin courts over the PSC decision, working with Wisconsin legislators, a challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over transmission authorities’ decision-making process, and efforts to create legislation in Wisconsin similar to the “Buy the Farm” law in Minnesota. The Minnesota “Buy the Farm” law gives affected property owners the option of making power line companies buy their property in full. Currently, CapX2020 plans include purchasing easements within 75 feet of the 150-foot towers.

by Chris Rogers, Winona Post, January 10,2013 click here for full article