CapX 2020 Knew Negatives Were Coming

As we told you this morning, the applications submitted to the Wisconsin PSC by the group CapX 2020 were rejected due to inaccurate and missing information about the high voltage power line project. A group that opposes the entire project, The Citizens Energy Task Force, claims that CapX 2020 is not concerned about the effects the power line will have on Wisconsin tourism and landowners.


Not true says Tom Hillstrom. He says they have worked with the Wisconsin DOT for a year and a half now to choose those two routes and the rejection of their application was expected.

CapX2020 is a massive ultra high voltage power line project that would come from the coal burning plants in the Dakotas traveling across the Mississippi River – crossing at Alma then traveling south to Holmen and Onalaska, over homes, through the La Crosse area and on to Madison. Once in North La Crosse, CapX is proposed to link into a line that would be built by American Transmission Company called the Badger Coulee Line.  This line could travel through scenic southwest Wisconsin farmland and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve as it barrels into Madison – and then to the East, aiming for Chicago and beyond. 


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