After hearing presentations by intervenors and Minnesota Power, the MN EQB
tabled "what to do" about broadening or limiting the scope of the hearing
(held by a Minnesota Administrative Law Judge) on whether to grant MP an
exemption from the state's Power Plant Siting Act in order to secure a
construction permit to build (rebuild/upgrade) the 12 miles of existing
corridor from Duluth to the WI border...the MN portion of the proposed
260-mile 345 kV line that Wisconsin activists so strongly object to, and
that would be used to move bulk power from Manitoba.
Assume for now that any hearing in Duluth at the beginning of March is OFF
(just means more time to work on quality testimony if you plan to
The next MN Environmental Quality Board meeting will be 16 March (third
Thursday of the month), probably at 9 am.
George Crocker, executive director of North American Water Office
651-770-3861 can also fill you in on details.
(Information Officer, Pimicikamak Cree Nation)
This material is distributed by Ann Stewart (USDOJ FARA #5313) on behalf of
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