Two local Senators encourage citizens to express their opinion on the Badger-Coulee transmission line project. Senators Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from La Crosse, and Dale Schultz, a Republican from Richland Center, say now is the time to tell the Public Service Commission (PSC) their concerns about the project. “I encourage individuals, businesses and organizations along the proposed routes to take part in the process,” said Sen. Shilling. “It is important that concerned citizens submit comments to the PSC, attend public scoping meetings and talk to neighbors and community members about the proposal.” Sen. Schultz said, “You would be impacted economically and environmentally by Badger-Coulee and several more high voltage lines in the pipeline With the PSC process beginning, now is your opportunity to weigh in on this proposed direction for Wisconsin’s energy future.” The PSC announced that the application for the project, submitted by American Transmission Company and Xcel Energy, has been deemed complete on Wednesday. The proposed high-voltage transmission line would connect to the CapX2020 line at the Briggs Road Substation in Holmen and continue on to Madison. The PSC has already indicated that the Badger-Coulee line proposal will most likely take them the 360 days to review. During this review process, the public will have multiple opportunities to weigh in on the proposal, including PSC open houses and public hearings in communities along the proposed routes.

 

Sens. Shilling Schultz Letter to PSC 5.1.14