The MN Hampton-Roch-LaX report?

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on February 4, 2012 @ 9:48 am


It’s February now.  It seems Administrative Law Judge Kathleen Sheehy is M-I-A.  The hearing for the CapX 2020 Hampton-Rochester-LaCrosse line ended in June, public hearings were the week of June 13th, and evidentiary hearings the week of June 20th, Comments due by June 29, 2011 and record closed.  Briefs were filed in October.   Ummmmmmm, that was a long time ago!  We’re going on four months now.  We got the final exhibit list a month ago yesterday, which usually means the ALJ recommendation is imminent.  Nope, guess not!

This tells me something is up…

When I think of the problem in Wisconsin, that “none of the nine routes considered in this EIS are viable alternatives,” and because Minnesota knows what a problem that was on the Brookings line, DOT easements making the LeSueur route not a viable, legal alternative, it makes me wonder if Minnesota is waiting for that to be made clear and then Minnesota doesn’t have to decide.

On the other hand, maybe the Recommendation came out and it went into that Black Hole at MOES where the Comments go?


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