August 31st, 2013
Notices were sent of “open house” meetings for the Not-So-Great Northern Transmission Line but guess who didn’t get one! And I’ve spent some time looking at their site, and I can’t find a meeting schedule anywhere. But thanks to two little birdies, we’re in luck!
HEY NOT-SO-GREAT TRANSMISSION:
PUBLISH YOUR OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE ON YOUR SITE!
I know, what people care about is the map, but it’s hard to see the map, and that’s all we’ve got.
The application has not yet been filed, but it’s working its way toward the Public Utilities Commission. There’s a docket, so you can check to see what all has been filed. Go HERE TO SEARCH DOCKETS and then search for docket number 12-1163.
Now is the time to get involved, at the Certificate of Need stage, because NOW is when they determine “IF” a line is needed, and if it’s deemed “needed,” then it WILL go somewhere and it’s a very difficult struggle. The Certificate of Need stage is a bit more esoteric but it’s where the action is, and in this line in particular, they don’t have much to show as a “need.” It’s a want (as are most, if not all, transmission lines).
Meetings are the second and third week in September. Check out one near you and come on down for coffee and treats to settle your stomach while they explain their plans.