Senator Howard Marklein – 608-266-0703
Representative Travis Tranel – 608-266-1170
Representative Todd Novak – 608-266-7502


MADISON— State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), Representative Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) and Todd Novak (Dodgeville) sent a letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) today to reinforce the comments made by residents who attended public hearings at the end of June regarding the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project.

The legislators said:

“Two weeks ago, hundreds of citizens from our legislative districts attended public hearings related to the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line project (Docket No. 5-CE-146). They asked the Commission to reject the project for a variety of reasons.

Several times, we have asked the commission to thoroughly and cautiously review the proposal to ensure that the proposing company has strong justification for the project. Do you know whether this power line project is necessary? Many of the residents we represent do not believe that there is a quantifiable need for more transmission. We continue to challenge you to seek quantifiable justification before approving the project.

The strong turn-out at the public hearings should show you that the public is concerned about this project. We hope that you took the time to review the input and contributions from those who attended. We also hope that you will work with your staff to determine the most prudent, appropriate path forward.

Thank you, once again, for your consideration of our concerns about the Cardinal-Hickory Creek project.”

A copy of the letter is attached to this release.

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