The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has received 14 petitions to review its earlier decision to approve the construction of a 345 kilovolt transmission line between Alma and Holmen, and may take up the issue this coming Thursday, July 12th.
The Trempealeau County News reports the petitions have been filed by citizens and groups that are opposed to the construction of the power line cross both southern Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties after it crosses the Mississippi river from Wabasha County. Some petitioners have property that would be adjacent to the line.
The line is part of the CAPX2020 project that would cost an estimated $202 million according to the paper. A PSC spokesman says the commission has the option of considering the pettitions or it could deny them by not taking them up within a 30 day review period. The chosen route for the high voltage line would be along an existing powerline.