March 27th, 2014
No, unfortunately it is NOT about the beer. The Grain Belt Express Transmission Line is moving forward, now in Missouri. Yesterday they filed their “application” and I’ve never seen anything so light on substance. But there’s more… A big pile o’ testimony was filed yesterday, and today there’s the first prehearing order, setting an intervention deadline of April 25, 2014.
Missouri Public Service Commission Code of State Regulations
Missouri CSR – Chapter 4 – Code of Conduct (i.e., ex parte!)
To keep up with the docket CLICK HERE and plug in “EA-2014-0207” and you’ll get all the filings — here’s what’s been filed thus far:
Title of Filing
Filed on Behalf Of
|14||3/27/2014||Order Directing Notice, Setting Intervention Deadline, and Directing Filing of Staff Recommendation||Commission-(All)|
|13||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Robert M. Zavadil||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|12||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Michael P. Skelly||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|11||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Gary Moland||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|10||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Dr. David G. Loomis||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|9||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Mark O. Lawlor||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|8||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Timothy B. Gaul||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|7||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of Dr. Anthony Wayne Galli||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|6||3/26/2014||Direct Testimony of David Berry||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|5||3/26/2014||Application of Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|4||2/25/2014||Order Granting Leave To Withdraw As Counsel||Commission-(All)|
|3||2/25/2014||Notice of Withdrawal||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|2||2/25/2014||Entry of Appearance||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
|1||1/13/2014||Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC Notice of Intended Case Filing||Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC-(Electric)|
March 25th, 2014
Last night at the Red Wing City Council meeting, the Council voted to tear down the City’s incinerator.
CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE DISCUSSION (they take a break, restarts at 38:50):
And not a moment too soon:
One down… Now it’s time to shut down Xcel Energy’s two unit garbage burner! This is a view from the bluff just above our 8th Street house!
March 25th, 2014
TO DO: Contact House Committee members and urge passage:
In the House, all the bills have been referred to Transportation Finance (HF 3134 after a trip through the Transportation Policy and Public Safety committees), so now we’ve got to contact those in Transportation Finance to move HF 3133, HF 3134 & HF 3135 on to the House floor — it’s Frank’s committee so he shouldn’t have any trouble getting a hearing!!! Contact info for House Finance members HERE!
TO DO: Contact Senate Committee members and urge passage:
In the Senate, two have been referred to Transportation and Public Safety (SF 2795 and SF 2796), and one to Environment and Energy (SF 2797). Contact info for Transportation and Public Safety HERE! Sen. Scott Dibble is Chair so there should be no problem getting a hearing here either!! Contact info for Environment and Energy HERE!
Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee will hear them tomorrow:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Something very noticeable here in this district is that Rep. Matt Kelley and Rep. Steve Drazkowski have not signed on. ???? This is a huge issue for those of us along the Mississippi with the rail line running right through town.
TO DO: Contact these legislators along the tracks and urge them to sign on (and also those towards Fargo too, don’t know where the train runs there):
Why aren’t state Representatives and Senators in SE Minnesota acting on this explosive issue?
Here are notes from a City of Red Wing meeting with CP on March 17th:
March 25th, 2014
March 24th, 2014
No, not that kind of MISO, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, or is it Midwest Energy, or… (they’ve been changing the name lately) anyway, it’s the electric market kind of MISO:
They’re having a shindig at the Minnesota MISO HQ:10:00 a.m. – High Noon Friday, March 20, 2014 MISO Eagan Office 2985 Ames Crossing Road Eagan, MN 55121
Here’s the Notice:
Where it talks about the “MISO report” that is to be reviewed, here’s what they’re referring to:
And apparently this is being constantly updated, so the link is the most recent update.