CapX 2020 in Jordan Independent

Filed under:News coverage — posted by admin on February 9, 2009 @ 8:49 am

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Talks heat up on CapX 2020 power line

Submitted by Mathias Baden on February 8, 2009 – 1:30am.

NEW PRAGUE — Talks about the CapX 2020 electrical transmission lines are heating up.

The proposed 345-kilovolt power line would pass through Helena Township, near the New Prague city limits.

Recently, during town hall meetings, opponents of the plan have pleaded with Jordan Republicans Rep. Mark Buesgens and Sen. Claire Robling to do whatever they can to stop the project.

But representatives from 11 utility companies in Minnesota and the Midwest argue that the region has not significantly upgraded its electrical grid in 30 years, despite the demand for electricity doubling, the New Prague Times has reported.

The power line would run from Brookings, S.D., to Hampton.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace