Letter - Use I-94 corridor for transmission lineWe would like to thank everyone who attended the recent transmission line meetings with regards to the CapX2020 project.
To the editor:
We would like to thank everyone who attended the recent transmission line meetings with regards to the CapX2020 project. We received helpful input to allow us to continue to become more aware of residents’ concerns over proposed aspects of the project.
The proposed I-94 corridor route for the CapX2020 project appears to be the most logical proposal as you look at it on its face and with the feedback from residents of Douglas and Grant counties. This plan is being proposed to upgrade our electric transmission infrastructure to satisfy our need for more renewable energies along with our job and population growth across the state, while trying to cause the least impact to preserve our areas of natural beauty and rural landscape. The I-94 route appears to be the plan that affects the least number of people and takes advantage of the natural corridor that I-94 creates.
It’s come to our attention that our own state Department of Transportation (DOT) is objecting to this proposal. We will be working with legislators whose districts are also affected by the proposal to send a letter of support for the I-94 plan to the DOT commissioner as the most logical route.
We once again thank everyone who shared their opinion with us and we will keep you updated as this issue progresses. Feel free to contact either one of us with your thoughts and concerns.
Bill Ingebrigtsen, state senator
Elbow Lake, MN