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Utilities Appeal Ruling Blocking Line’s Refuge Crossing

Developers of a $492 million transmission line are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocks the project’s crossing through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. 

American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest, and Dairyland Power Cooperative are building the 345-kilovolt transmission line which would run more than 100 miles from Dane County in Wisconsin to Dubuque County in Iowa. 

The Driftless Area Land Conservancy and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation have mounted a number of legal challenges to the project in state and federal court. 

In a ruling earlier this year, a federal judge sided with the conservation groups that sued the agencies that issued approvals for the line.

 

story courtesy of Associated Press

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