Thursday – PUC to address NoCapX Conflict Complaint Against Barr Engineering

Filed under:Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse,Laws & Rules,Nuts & Bolts — posted by admin on September 10, 2012 @ 11:35 am

dohIt really shouldn’t be this difficult to wake up the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that there is trouble, right here in River City, with a capital “T” and that rhymes with “B” and that ‘s something we just can’t stand!!!

Conflict of Interest Complaint Against Barr Engineering

It’s on the Agenda for the September 13, 2012 meeting:

Notice – September 13, 2012 Commission Meeting

No one filed a Comment on it, Barr Engineering didn’t file any sort of Response, and Staff Briefing Papers were filed on Friday:

Staff Briefing Papers for Barr Engineering Complaint, Sept 13, 2012 Meeting

Yes, it’s true, there were no specific statutory citations… and somehow PUC staff missed EIGHT PAGES OF SPECIFIC FACTS CONSTITUTING ALLEGATIONS.

Yes, EIGHT PAGES…  OK, fine, whatever, I’ve just filed this Amended Complaint:

Letter and Amended Complaint – September 10, 2012

Yes, we did raise this failure to identify transmission near both dam sites, raised “inadequacy of environmental review” in Briefs, in Exceptions, in the Motion for Reconsideration, and you can bet we’re not letting up now!

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace