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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 present...).

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.

Regards,

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Ann Stewart
(Information Officer, Pimicikamak Cree Nation)
p: 612.871.8404
e: stewartship@visi.com
f: 612.871.7922

This material is distributed by Ann Stewart (USDOJ FARA #5313) on behalf of Pimicikamak Cree Nation. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington DC.