MOES DEIS out for Hampton-LaX!

Filed under:Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse — posted by admin on March 21, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

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The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is out for the CapX 2020 Hampton – LaCrosse line!  I’m shocked, expected that with the workload lately, it would be at least another month.  The big issue for me is that they’re not working with the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service on a joint EIS.  And why on earth wouldn’t they rather work together?  Why duplicate so much?  Wouldn’t that mean you’d have better environmental review?  Oh… right… can’t have that now, can we?

MOES’ Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Don’t bother clicking on the link in the Notice yet, it’s not posted either on their site or the PUC’s official docket.

To check the PUC’s docket later, go to www.puc.state.mn.us and “Search eDockets” and search for 09-1448 and look for the DEIS.  It should be posted later today.

And just for yucks, here’s the USDA’s RUS page for EIS regarding Dairyland’s $$ Request for CapX Financing.

When you’re going over this DEIS, quick check out Section 7, look for the magnetic field levels anticipated for a line with potential MVA of 2050 – their max is 600MVA, 600!!!:

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