Opponents of a high-voltage transmission line are hoping a judge will reverse the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s decision to approve the multi-state CapX2020 project. Citizens Energy Task Force and NoCapX 2020 members filed a petition for judicial review in a Dane County Circuit Court.
Carol Overland is an attorney representing the groups. She says there were multiple problems with the PSC’s decision, so she hopes a Dane County judge will reject the decision or force the Commission to reevaluate it.
Wisconsin municipalities along the CapX2020 high-voltage transmission line route now know how much they’ll be compensated for housing the project.
Local governments will receive two types of payments: first is a onetime environmental impact fee, which is determined by how much land is used in each municipality and the total cost of the project. That figure is split between the county and municipality. Western Wisconsin will get almost $9 million. Buffalo County will receive the largest portion of that, more than $2.3 million dollars.