URGENT – Update on CapX LaCrosse

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on February 23, 2010 @ 8:29 am

ATTENTION!!! See PUC Docket for Thursday!

URGENT – donations needed.  Please go to www.nocapx2020.info and use Paypal in the upper right corner to send $$$ towards our efforts.
Or send directly to Legalectric, P.O. Box 176, Red Wing, MN  55066.

Why URGENT?  Because as of today, we’re embarking on the next leg of this CapX journey, and need some support!

A few people have asked for an update on the CapX 2020 LaCrosse line.

NoCapX 2020 and United Citizen Action Network have Intervened and filed several requests:

NoCapX 2020 & U-CAN Comment on Completeness

NoCapX 2020 & U-CAN Petition for Intervention

NoCapX 2020 & U-CAN Petition for Order for Joint Environmental Review

Yes, the LaCrosse transmission line has been applied for:

CapX 2020 LaX Route Permit Page

To see the full docket, thus far, go to www.puc.state.mn.us, click on “Search eDockets” and search for docket 09-1448.

And here is the OES Staff Briefing Papers, just out February 17:

MOES Staff Briefing Papers – CapX LaX

READ THE STAFF BRIEFING PAPERS!  A single solitary task force is recommended for the “Pine Island” area.  There are people in the “Pine Island” area concerned, for sure, but what about Hampton, LaCrescent, Kenyon, Zumbrota… it’s as absurd as their recommendation for the Brookings line of a Task Force for Dakota County only… give me a break.

But that’s not the weirdest part.  They are NOT doing joint environmental review with RUS.  Why not?  Because MOSE might have to do a REAL EIS?  Might have to comply with NEPA?  Oh, no, can’t have that… right…

And what’s going on with that RUS EIS anyway?  Hmmmmm… better check in with Stephanie Strength!  Will report back.

And it’s on the agenda for the Thursday, February 25, 2010 meeting of the Public Utilities Commission meeting.

Gentlewomen, prepare to intervene!

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