Letter to the Editor: Follow the money in PSC transmission line hearing

Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

By PAT CONWAY | Ontario

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is required by State Statute PSC 3.02 to award “Intervener Compensation” to groups or individuals who can’t afford to pay lawyers or experts to represent their issues of concern at the hearing on ATC’s Badger Coulee Transmission Line. 

Clean Wisconsin, a group that supports the transmission line, and I, a person who opposes the transmission line, both submitted “Intervener Compensation Applications” to the PSC (see http://PSChearing.homestead.com/ICapps.html).

Clean Wisconsin, as supporters of the line, received $125,525 from the PSC. I, as an opponent of the Line, received nothing. 

Clean Wisconsin will use their money “to analyze birds, bats and rare species.” Then they will recommend the PSC approve either the

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