RICL?  That’s the “Rock Island Clean Line.”  Yes, that’s an oxymoronic moniker.  Today, this project is on the chopping block, the oral arguments in their challenge of Illinois’ rejection of this project is at issue.  Last gasp…

Here’s the AUDIO LINK to today’s arguments.

How could I forget?  Badger Coulee transmission is marching through Wisconsin, and here it is, framing the entrance to Mirror Lake State Park.  UGLY!

And it goes from bad to worse:

See the trail by the I-90 and I-94 signs in the upper left, it’s a dashed line?  That trail is right under the transission line.  The park ranger said ATC/Xcel was good to work with, that they paid them to move the trail, though it still goes right under the line in one place.



The corruption and collusion of tRump — the tip of the iceberg.

REAL NEWS: Senate has requested financial information on tRump from the Department of Treasury, and will get it.

First on CNN: Senate Russia investigators ask Treasury for Trump team financial information

Russia Probe: Senate Requests Documents From Money-Laundering Agency

Treasury’s financial intel unit to turn over financial records to Senate for Trump-Russia probe

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network:

A Treasury Department unit that specializes in combating money-laundering will share financial records with an expanding Senate probe into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, according to people familiar with the matter.

That’s appropriate, as it was the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network that nailed Trump for money laundering — here’s the Settlement Order that was accepted by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court — read this to get the details and an idea of the magnitude of the violations:

Settlement: 3/2/2015: In the Matter of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort

This was public information — do explain — WHY WAS THIS NOT AN ISSUE IN THE ELECTION?

It was not the first time Trump’s casino was nailed for money laundering violations:


Just for the record, here’s the tRump casino’s Comment on Rulemaking to Treasury:

5/22/2006 – Comment Letters Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Proposed Amendments to Bank Secrecy Act Regulations regarding Casino Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements – 31 CFR Part 103 RIN 1506-AA84 – 71 FR 14129-14132

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rulemaking for Minn. R. Ch. 7849, Certificate of Need, and 7850, Routing and Siting, is slowly moving forward. Here are the final drafts up for review before they go to the Commission for a rubber stamp and release for general comment:

20173-129606-02_Draft 7849

20173-129606-03_Draft 7850

Final initial comments on drafts were due on Monday and here they are, in alphabetical order:

20175-131641-01_Commerce DER

20175-131640-01_Commerce EERA

20175-131687-01_Goodhue Wind Truth – Marie McNamara

20175-131650-01-1_Great River Energy

20175-131683_ITC Comments and Attachments

20175-131698-01_Just Change

20175-131686-01_NoCapX – U-CAN – NRG & GWT

20175-131675-01_Wisconsin Power & Light

20175-131688-01_Xcel Energy

Reply comments are due by 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2017.  eFiling is preferred!  If you need to register to eFile, GO HERE!  It’s easy, quick, and makes filing a breeze.  Get to work — there’s a lot here to comment on!

… it’s BAAAAAACK!  The screenshot of tRump’s “Donald J. Trump Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration” above has been on tRump’s campaign website since forever… and has been posted through his signing of Executive Order 13769 and Executive Order 13780.

It’s been posted through federal court pleadings and hearings, used as evidence of his intent on banning Muslim immigration:


TRO as Filed


MD Federal Court_Trump EO13780

I’ve been watching this page, because I couldn’t believe the arrogance, the obliviousness, of leaving that page up, whatever are they thinking?  Today, special thanks to Mary Turck, who noted that it was removed yesterday.  The day before today’s hearing on the Executive Order, sometime before 21:36:59 yesterday.  Good grief!  That isn’t going to make it go away.  Ever hear of the Wayback Machine?  DOH!  Screenshot time!

Stupid.  Bigly stupid, SO stupid.