USFWS Letter has arrived

Filed under:Brookings Routing Docket,Upcoming Events — posted by admin on October 30, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

Here it is — United States Fish & Wildlife Service acknowledging that either way, The CapX 2020 Brookings-Hampton  transmission line crossing the Minnesota River at either LeSueur or Belle Plaine, either way eagles will be killed, there will be an “eagle take.”

USFWS Letter to GRE October 29, 2010

Notice how they send it to Great River Energy, and they had a meeting on October 14, 2010, and parties to this project are NOT included???   Hmmmmmm… so what did they agree to on October 14?

What we do know: An aerial crossing is NOT feasible.  Don’t let the judge forget about all those underground estimates, particularly the ones from Power Engineering which were NOT that expensive, nothing like the Black & Veatch ones!



Many have been submitted already.  Here’s a very important one, if you haven’t read it yet, take a few minutes:

Affidavit of Bruce McKay, P.E. – Magnetic Field Calculations

Send your comments to:

or by mail directly to Judge Luis at:

Judge Richard Luis

Brookings Docket – 08-1474

Office of Administrative Hearings

P.O. Box 64620

St. Paul, MN  55164-0620

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace