Appealed: Group attempts to stop transmission line
The stay pending appeal asks the commission to withhold its ruling authorizing ITC to begin construction of its 5,000 megawatt proposed transmission line until the Michigan Court of Appeals hears the matter.
ABATE's position for appealing the commission's ruling is that ITC is overbuilding, because a 345 kV double-circuit is not necessary to meet the capacity for power generated in the Thumb.
March 25, 2011
by Kate Hessling
in Huron Daily Tribune
LANSING - Appeals of the Michigan Public Service Commission's approval of ITCTransmission's Thumb Loop route recently were filed with the Michigan Court of Appeals.
"I'm not sure what affect that has, but unless there's activity that tells us to stop, we're going to continue moving forward and having conversations with our land agents, and the land agents then will contact landowners," said Francie Brown, state government affairs director for ITCTransmission, during last Friday's MiGreen Summit in Lansing. Brown said the land agents will work with individual landowners about why and how electrical poles will be located on their property.
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