La Crosse to Madison (Badger Coulee) Transmission Line

A project map from American Transmission Company (ATC), dated August 2013, is available here.

Stated Purpose:

The purpose of this line is to address electric system reliability issues--both locally and in the Midwest--while enabling the transfer of renewable energy from wind farms in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

This line is also designed to provide otherwise isolated locations in Wisconsin with convenient access to transmission infrastructure. ATC intends to use this line to deliver renewable power to populated areas in eastern Wisconsin as well.

Finally, the increased access to low-cost wind power is estimated to create economic savings throughout the region.

Line Capacity:

345 kV

Route Description:

The proposed route extends from La Crosse, WI to northern Dane County, spanning a distance of approximately 150-170 miles. At Holmen, this project will connect with the CapX2020 project.

Through stakeholder feedback, ATC has formed a preferred and alternate route, which can be found here.

Both the preferred and alternate route were introduced to the public in October of 2012. The preferred follows I-94 from northern Dane County to Black River Falls, west to Blair and then south to Holmen. That route would follow an existing corridor of smaller transmission lines with already established easements--90% of the corridor--impacting fewer populated areas.

The alternate route runs north near the interstate to Portage, then northwest along Highway 16. At Lyndon station, it goes west through Elroy to Cashton, north to Rockland and west along I-90 to Onalaska and Holmen. This latter option crosses downtown Wisconsin Dells, an important state tourist attraction. Importantly, only 60% of this route follows existing corridors, though it is shorter and therefore the less expensive option.

Throughout this process, many organizations, including the Center for Rural Affairs, have expressed support for the preferred route. This option ensures that 90% of the route uses existing utility and state and federal highway corridors.

Development Timeline:

A series of open house sessions during October of 2012 presented the two route options chosen, solicited feedback, and addressed any remaining concerns.

ATC applied with the Public Service Commission in late October 2013. The PSC will hold public and technical hearings throughout 2013 and 2014. A final decision is expected in 2015. The PSC delayed the project in November 2013, citing application deficiencies, and asking for a better assessment of need for the project. The developers expect to provide a new application and a study of need sometime in 2014.

After the PSC granted approval to the new application, the developers announced new scoping meetings that would take place in late May and early June of 2014. The route for the project was approved in the spring of 2015.

Construction is slated to begin in 2016, bringing the project to completion in 2020.

Regulatory Process:

Since the La Crosse to Madison line is 345 kV or greater, ATC must first file a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). By law, ATC must submit two routes for review. ATC estimates that the process will likely take 12 to 18 months

Once deemed complete, the application is analyzed for potential impacts; and is subject to approval, denial, or modification. Throughout this process the PSC will conduct an independent review, determining whether there is a need for this project as well as holding public and technical hearings that are open to the public. With help from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the PSC will also create an Environmental Impact Statement in order to assess the impact of the proposed project on the environment. The PSC will also consult the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to analyze how the project might impact agricultural lands.

Ultimately, the PSC is responsible for selecting the official route. If approved, ATC will be given permission to move forward with the project by contacting affected landowners and beginning construction. This is subject to an order issued by the PSC which specifies the terms and conditions that must be met prior to construction. In April 2014, the PSC issued a letter of completeness for the project application, with a year-long approval process for the project to follow.

Ownership of the line has faced disputes that were later resolved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In July 2012, FERC granted a complaint that American Transmission Company must share ownership of the line equally with Xcel. ATC requested that FERC reviews the order, but the complaint was denied.

In early 2014, a bill was proposed in Wisconsin that would change the way that the Department of Natural Resources conducts its permitting process. The legislation would require the department to approve or deny a permit within 30 days of filing.


American Transmission Company (ATC)

Xcel Energy

Community Feedback:

Several environmental and community groups are opposed to the La Crosse to Madison Transmission Line. About 80 local units of government have signed resolutions requesting that the state Public Service Commission conduct an independent assessment of alternatives to proceeding with this project. The groups express concern regarding the economic, health, and environmental effects of the project. They argue that there is no need for expanded grid capacity, and therefore the line doesn’t accurately address Wisconsin’s present or future power demand. Several citizens affected by each potential route are demanding that the Wisconsin Public Service Commission work with ATC to develop alternatives, which may include efficiency programs and distributed generation.

Many suspect that the region will not benefit from the project, even though they will still be charged for the lines. While it's true that the region's consumers will pay for a portion of the lines, the vast majority of project costs will be paid on a cost-share basis by ratepayers throughout the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) region. This region encompasses parts of 11 states, as well as parts of Canada. Because this project will improve reliability throughout the entire Upper Midwest (including Wisconsin), cost-sharing is an effective way to fund these projects that can improve reliability for the region.

As ATC and Xcel Energy narrow the study corridor and settle on specific routes, opposition grows. Some of the opposition wants ATC agrees to use a route following an existing interstate corridor, opposed to forging a new path. Fewer individuals would be personally affected by the project as it runs along public land, opposed to private.

Other opponents about the fact that the line will connect to the CapX2020 project, which will carry power through Minnesota to La Crosse. This primarily raises questions of the type of energy that the line will carry. They suggest that while ATC states the line will primarily support wind power, there is a danger that it will instead connect and support power from coal plants throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Both those in support and those opposed to the project have made it a point to provide feedback, official statements, and generally make their opinions known. Three rounds of public meetings provided the public opportunity to weigh in. Official comments submitted to both companies, as well as governmental agencies, have ensured that each perspective is recorded. Environmental statements and surveys moved ATC and Xcel Energy to consider a wide array of consequences as the project takes shape.

However, a growing number of state residents are directing their frustration not at ATC, but at the state Public Service Commission. Many have complained that the Wisconsin PSC has not been receptive to their concerns and has not done enough to reach out to concerned citizens. About 2,000 residents and 90 municipalities have signed on to a resolution asking for alternatives to be considered by the PSC, and some have commissioned independent cost-benefit analysis of the line.

S.O.U.L. (save our unique lands) of the Kickapoo is a grassroots organization voicing strong concerns regarding the line’s future impact on the Kickapoo Valley Nature Reserve and local residents. Their concern stems from the size of the poles used to construct this project, arguing that current plans will damage viewsheds and harm wildlife. While this group remains active, their concerns have been mitigated by ATC's decision to avoid the Kickapoo Valley. In 2013, the group petitioned regulators for a full examination of the need for the transmission line.

In late October 2013, several Wisconsin business and labor groups voiced support for the project, noting that congestion of the electrical system was a serious problem for businesses in Wisconsin. Named the Coalition Organized for Reliable Energy (CORE), they support the project for the benefits it could have for transmission and job creation, although they did not take a position on the potential routes for the project.

Some residents of Holland wish to influence the project while it is still in the planning stages, wondering if the project can be added to the same structures that will be used for the CapX2020 project, or if the lines could be buried under a highway junction instead of running over the area. The town board of Holland held a Q&A with ATC to gather more information about the transmission line. A group of Holland residents gathered in late October 2013 to voice opposition, and to propose other routes for the project. The project could affect recent development areas in Onalaska, WI; with the township petitioning the developers to shift the project to an alternative route. In 2014, about 600 Holland residents joined in signing a petition opposing the current route for the project. Several citizens vying for a seat on the Holland Town Board have mentioned this project as a primary issue, and the town board voted unanimously to hire an attorney to represent the town in legal proceedings concerning the project.

In November 2013, it was revealed during annual budgeting processes that Xcel Energy will pay nearly $9.3 million to areas impacted by the line. $8.9 million of the fee is earmarked to be split between three counties and about 14 municipalities, and is meant to be used for environmental projects. This is in addition to the over $500,000 that Xcel will be required to pay each year to municipalities. Many county officials noted that they were surprised by the amount, and that the amount exceeds what many communities put towards conservation projects currently. For communities like Holland, the one-time environmental impact payment they receive from the developers will be aimed at environmental programs, such as preserving green space or building renewable energy projects. The town board of Holland is still consulting with legal services to see what they can do about parts of the project they are opposed to. Town Board members voiced concerns in 2014 about information they were presented by the developer of the project, citing inconsistencies and a lack of answers to important questions surrounding the project.

Members of the Holmen School Board wish to join in with other municipalities that oppose the line. They cite common concerns surrounding the project--such as the projects proximity to school district facilities--and wish to discuss steps to address these concerns or intervene in the project.

SOUL of Kickapoo and the Citizens Energy Task Force are asking regulators to reopen the case for the line, citing that there is further study required concerning the need for the line--they claim that need for electricity is down, and that the line will not be used in the right way. SOUL will also hold informational meetings around the line, hoping to prepare community members to participate in the regulatory process--preparing them to write and submit their own comments directly to the Public Service Commission--or gather more information from landowners and community members relating to the project. The PSC denied this request in mid-February 2014. Two Wisconsin state senators sent a letter to the PSC in May 2014, asking them to keep the regulatory process as open as possible and that they notify the public more effectively.

The final approval process for the line began in April 2014 when the the PSC issued the letter of completeness. Meetings for the line are slated for the first weeks in June, allowing the public to include their input on the proposed routes before the PSC makes the final decision on the line. At one of these meetings, some residents of Holland questioned the necessity of the project at the Holland area, and also requested that the line be buried. Several communities also noted that they were concerned about the potential loss of property value. Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare object to the southern route option for the project, as they claim that the southern option could possibly hurt development of future healthcare services they may plan for the area.

In June 2014, 11 Wisconsin legislators sent a letter to the PSC, asking them to consider potential alternatives to additional transmission and to explore the costs of this new transmission.

Any resident wishing to weigh in can do so by entering feedback in the Public Comments section of the PSC case docket. The docket number for this project is 137-CE-160. Additional opportunities are made available to those who request to be added to the PSC mailing list. This will allow interested residents to receive periodic updates regarding the status of this project. Residents are also invited to attend PSC scoping meetings, public hearings, and technical hearings. The developers have held two rounds of open houses to date, using information gathered from these meetings to narrow down the preferred route.

Finally, those interested in providing feedback during the environmental assessment portion of this project can do so by submitting comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and commenting on the draft Environmental Impact Statement. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began accepting comments on potential wetland impacts from the project in February 2016.

In Spring 2017 a judge's decision halted work on a portion of the line so that the siting of the line along a highway corridor with another line running on the other side of the highway could be reviewed. WI PSC attorneys filed an appeal to the order in May 2017, arguing that they had submitted documentation that provides evidence for the siting decision and that the judge's original ruling overstepped his authority. The judge reversed his decision halting construction, but still ordered the commission reconsider the particular siting decision.

Clean Energy Potential:

ATC affirmed their commitment to support renewable energy and address the renewable electricity requirements of Midwestern states. The line will provide increased access to renewable resources, though an exact percentage of capacity has not yet been determined. ATC says that the line will open up access to wind energy in Wisconsin. This will be done by connecting La Crosse-Madison to the larger CapX2020 project near Holmen. That project is designed to transport wind energy from the Dakotas to the east.

The La Crosse-Madison project is also located in an identified “renewable energy corridor”, according to the Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative, and as a place where additional transmission is needed.

According to ATC, the line also provides renewable investment benefits, which quantify the capital cost savings of tapping high capacity wind factor with new transmission. Benefits from the La Crosse-Madison project could range from $50 million up to $340 million.

Docket Filings:

The filing from the PSC can be viewed here.

Fact Sheets:

La Crosse to Madison Fact Sheet

News Archive:

Badger Coulee Transmission line construction underway July 24, 2018

Town of Holland ponders next move after power line appeal fails June 4, 2018

Badger-Coulee Transmission line appeal denied June 1, 2018

Wisconsin appeals court rebuffs town of Holland power line challenge May 31, 2018

Air lift: High-voltage transmission line takes shape in Jackson County hills February 5, 2018

Badger Coulee line charges ahead as court case lingers October 13, 2017

Jackson County to receive $1.919 million as construction begins on Badger Coulee power line September 14, 2017 

Holland appeals court ruling on Badger-Coulee line June 3, 2017

Judge drops construction ban on Badger-Coulee transmission line May 24, 2017

Regulators challenge judge's order stopping work on Badger-Coulee power line May 17, 2017

Judge upholds approval of Badger-Coulee, halts work on La Crosse County segment for review of siting May 2, 2017

Badger-Coulee: High-voltage line work to begin in La Crosse County March 23, 2017

Permits could delay Badger-Coulee; transmission line work to begin in Monroe County February 1, 2016

Foundation work continues along power line corridor through Dells November 25, 2016

La Crosse County Judge Still Deciding Fate Of Badger-Coulee Line Project October 12, 2016

A question of need: Court to hear challenge to high-voltage line October 10, 2016

Feds trim guaranteed profits for transmission projects October 9, 2016

ATC, Xcel Energy to Host Open House for Segment 3 of Badger Coulee Project July 21, 2016

Municipalities to get $1.8M for power line May 13, 2016

Pre-construction open house set for Segment 2 of Badger Coulee Project April 14, 2016

Columbia County weighs best use of $1.2M payment from power-line company April 7, 2016

New Lisbon holds off on agreement with Badger-Coulee transmission line March 29, 2016

Holland challenge to Badger-Coulee line ruling moves forward February 26, 2016

Public Input Sought On Badger Coulee Line February 22, 2016

Corps of Engineers considering wetland permit for power line February 16, 2016

DNR: High-voltage line could affect rare, endangered moths in Jackson County February 3, 2016

Proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Soil Boring within Segment 6 may result in the incidental take of rare moth and butterfly February 2, 2016

Proposed Badger Coulee transmission line may result in the incidental take of rare lizards, turtles and frogs January 19, 2016

Badger-Coulee transmission line construction could begin in early 2016 November 3, 2015

Regulators reject new hearing on high-voltage line June 10, 2015

PSC won't review Badger-Coulee ruling June 7, 2015

Utility regulators reject requests for new hearing on Badger-Coulee transmission line June 3, 2015

Acciona: MISO Blocking Access to PJM June 1, 2015

ATC to pay county, three towns $2.4M for power line mitigation May 20, 2015

Opponents request new hearing on high-voltage power line project in western Wisconsin May 15, 2015

Badger-Coulee foes ask for new hearings on high-voltage power line May 14, 2015

Badger Coulee line gets OK May 1, 2015

Badger-Coulee gets final OK; land acquisition to begin for high-voltage line April 30, 2015

Badger-Coulee OK'd April 29, 2015

Badger Coulee transmission line gets final OK April 23, 2015

Badger Coulee's north route approved by PSC April 1, 2015

PSC set to approve Badger Coulee transmission line March 31, 2015

Badger Coulee transmission line wins PSC approval March 27, 2015

Utilities favor northern route for transmission line February 12, 2015

Deadline looms for Badger-Coulee comments; technical hearings begin Tuesday January 3, 2015

Environmentalists split over Badger-Coulee power line December 9, 2014

PSC chairman may attend public hearings after all December 4, 2014

Give opinions on Badger Coulee December 3, 2014

PSC schedules public hearings on proposed Badger Coulee line December 1, 2014

Hearings set for Badger-Coulee project November 26, 2014

Engineers refute need for Badger Coulee transmission line November 19, 2014

Experts, advocates make competing claims on high-voltage transmission November 17, 2014

Hearings set on high-voltage transmission project November 2, 2014

Public hearings announced on high-voltage transmission project October 31, 2014

Mayo Clinic voices opinion about Badger Coulee Line October 7, 2014

Mayo to state: Southern power line route would stifle Onalaska plans October 7, 2014

Large response to proposed Badger Coulee Line from residents October 3, 2014

Onalaska hosts "drive-by" signing event to oppose Badger Coulee Line October 2, 2014

Power line comment deadline looms September 25, 2014

Badger Coulee comment period ends Oct. 3 September 24, 2014

Power Line project still taking comments September 23, 2014

Onalaska Committee Mulls Over Badger Coulee Line, Urban Agriculture September 16, 2014

Onalaska residents voice concerns about Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project September 11, 2014

Onalaska to host meeting on power line project September 4, 2014

Regulators release draft environmental review of Badger Coulee September 3, 2014

Draft of EIS for Badger Coulee line released August 27, 2014

Locals asked to pay 10-15 percent of $580 million power line August 21, 2014

Regulators release draft environmental review of Badger Coulee August 20, 2014

Power line project could cost up to $580 million August 19, 2014

Less Enthusiasm over controversial proposal July 8, 2014

PSC: Wisconsin ahead of other states in transmission investments July 2, 2014

Legislators seek alternative to high-voltage lines July 2, 2014

State lawmakers urge PSC to conduct more analysis on proposed transmission line July 1, 2014

Lawmakers Asking for More Study on Proposed Transmission Line June 27, 2014

Lawmakers seek power line alternatives June 26, 2014

State checking impact of power line project June 16, 2014

Farmers, rural landowners opposing transmission project say it puts their lifestyle on the line June 16, 2014

Power line project in scoping stage June 13, 2014

Emotions varied at Badger Coulee Proposal PSC meeting in Cashton June 11, 2014

Holmen students weigh in on Badger-Coulee June 08, 2014

Scoping session focuses on ATC line June 04, 2014

Badger Coulee Power Line meetings continue June 03, 2014

Residents want changes in current Badger Coulee Project Proposal June 02, 2014

Your Badger-Coulee toolkit: How a 345-kilovolt line is approved June 02, 2014

Public meetings start for possible power line project May 28, 2014

Hearing June 10 in Tomah for powerlinepowerline May 25, 2014

Wisconsin regulators to hold meetings on Badger-Coulee transmission line May 16, 2014

PSC to hold meetings on Badger-Coulee power line May 16, 2014

Public meetings schedule released for high-voltage project May 14, 2014

PSC OKs review of Badger-Coulee application May 12, 2014

High-voltage application heads to PSC May 8, 2014

Public can begin commenting on application for Badger Coulee line May 7, 2014

Shilling, Schultz call for increased openness from the PSC May 2, 2014

The time has come for public to weigh-in on Badger-Coulee Transmission Line May 2, 2014

PSC green lights review of Badger-Coulee application May 1, 2014

Proposed Badger Coulee transmission line project reaches milestone, rises in price May 1, 2014

Town of Holland residents learn more about impact of proposed power line project April 23, 2014

Wednesday session to aid landowners voice high voltage concerns April 21, 2014

Holland urges PSC to reject revised Badger-Coulee application April 8, 2014

Input session on Badger-Coulee power line set March 8, 2014

Badger-Coulee landowner help session set February 28, 2014

Utilities Are Split Over Bill Changing Transmission Line Permitting Process February 24, 2014

Holland board meets with lawyer on power lines February 20, 2014

Holmen schools look to join Badger-Coulee fight February 13, 2014

Transmission line opponents won't give up despite setback February 11, 2014

Deadline for PSC to act on CapX2020 petition is Saturday February 5, 2014

Holland hires lawyer for power line fight January 30, 2014

Three seek seat on Holland Town Board January 23, 2014

Wisconsin must embrace alternative energy sources January 21, 2014

Landowners mobilize against power line January 17, 2014

Holland plans hearing on CapX2020 payments January 16, 2014

Ontario help session on ATC line set for Saturday January 15, 2014

CapX2020 opponents hope new information will rekindle transmission line debate January 15, 2014

Holland petition opposes power line January 12, 2014

SOUL, landowners to offer help sessions on Badger-Coulee proposal January 12, 2014

CapX2020 opponents hope new information will rekindle transmission line debate January 11, 2014

Groups ask PSC to reopen decision January 10, 2014

CAPX2020 opponents say electricity demand down January 10, 2014

Citizen groups ask PSC to reopen CapX2020 January 10, 2014

Petition opposes power line: 595  town of Holland residents sign against Badger Coulee plan January 9, 2014

SOUL plans help sessions regarding Badger Coulee line January 9, 2014

Onalaska, Holmen officials optimistic about 2014 January 2, 2014

County to sell land to West Salem schools December 20, 2013

Power line delayed as PSC seeks info on need; project would come through Columbia County November 29, 2013

Capitol Notes: Agriview November 27, 2013

Proposed high-voltage line project hits snag November 26, 2013

High-voltage line delayed as PSC seeks more explanation of need, benefits November 22, 2013

Municipalities to get windfall from CapX2020 November 15, 2013

Residents mobilizing against power line project November 14, 2013

Badger Coulee opponents ask for complete examination November 13, 2013

State's economy gets boost from power projects November 12, 2013

Transmission lines: Coalition supports proposed Badger Coulee power line October 31, 2013

Residents mobilize against Badger Coulee transmission project October 31, 2013

Businesses, labor groups get behind Badger Coulee project October 30, 2013

Officials plead for ATC second look October 30, 2013

Wisconsin power line to connect with CapX2020 October 24, 2013

Application filed for high-voltage line between Holmen and Madison October 23, 2013

Line would bring power from La Crosse to Madison October 23, 2013

Living on the line: Holland family worried about what's to come with CapX2020 upgrade October 14, 2013

Power line route still up in the air September 5, 2013

Holland town board has Q & A with ATC about power line August 29, 2013

Power lines sparks uproar in Holland August 21, 2013

Small crowds for Brooks session June 05, 2013

Concern raised on power line's proposed routes in sensitive Dane County spots December 13, 2012

Badger Coulee route ruffles feathers in Cashton October 31, 2012

Company, opponents present sides in power line debate October 31, 2012

Keep power line project out of Dells October 13, 2012

Routes selected for nearly $500 million Madison-La Crosse power line October 9, 2012

Residents, Sen. Schultz want answers from PSC on power policy October 6, 2012

ATC and Xcel Energy announce public open houses for Badger Coulee project October 5, 2012

Route along I-94 north of Madison preferred for high voltage power line October 5, 2012

Power line cost will be steep September 18, 2012

Outsider: Failing to consider need, options is Badger-Coulee's dilemma September 12, 2012

Crime and Courts: Power line opponents take PSC to court August 26, 2012

Who benefits as high-voltage electric lines crisscross Wisconsin? August 8, 2012

Congressional Candidate Dennis Hall Attacks Badger Coulee August 2, 2012

ATC considering appeal of Badger Coulee decision July 30, 2012

Feds say ATC must share line with Xcel July 26, 2012

Dispute Over Ownership of New Energy Line July 25, 2012

Lyndon Station residents urged to ‘decline the line’ July 25, 2012

Tabled resolution on Badger Coulee Transmission Line July 23, 2012

County mulls power-line route July 18, 2012

Groups appealing CapX2020 decision June 19, 2012

Group backs I-90/94 routes June 18, 2012

Amish sign petition in opposition to power line project June 15, 2012

Onalaska opposes transmission project May 24, 2012

New Lisbon opposes ATC routes May 23, 2012

Village leader against power line May 21, 2012

CapX2020 route OK’d by regulators May 11, 2012

CapX route 'still an atrocity,’ Holmen administrator says May 11, 2012

Power line fight: the end, or the beginning? May 11, 2012

ATC collects comments on line routes April 27, 2012

Power move: ATC open house draws a crowd April 27, 2012

Public weighs in on power line project April 27, 2012

ATC presents possible routes for power line April 25, 2012

Opponents optimistic about stopping CapX2020 project April 20, 2012

Opinions divided on Badger Coulee power line April 17, 2012

Power line could cross river April 6, 2012

Power shift: ATC leaves area out of transmission line plans March 31, 2012

ATC eliminates Vernon County options for power line route March 28, 2012

ATC narrows options for $425 million Madison - La Crosse power line March 28, 2012

ATC sets open houses for Badger Coulee preliminary routes March 27, 2012

Xcel Energy, ATC dispute ownership over proposed Badger Coulee line March 1, 2012

Common Council voices opposition to ATC plan January 11, 2012

Wisconsin-Minnesota power project could become clearer in 2012 January 3, 2012

County Board committee wants ATC to provide more data December 8, 2011

Dellona questions need for ATC line December 2, 2011

Town of Winfield opposes ATC"s proposed line route November 5, 2011

Power of the people: Experts discuss alternatives to new ATC transmission line November 3, 2011

Proposed transmission lines raising questions across the state October 13, 2011

Vernon County Board seeks more information on Badger-Coulee line August 24, 2011

ATC: Badger-Coulee line has economic benefits August 10, 2011

City council opposes power line August 10, 2011

ATC's Badger-Coulee line is unnecessary August 2, 2011

Public input pays off in power plan August 1, 2011

City delays vote on power line July 27, 2011

ATC's plan could affect airport July 7, 2011

250 attend open house July 2, 2011

ATC reps get an earful from landowners over possible power line routes June 30, 2011

Power line foes told to speak now, and offer reasons June 26, 2011

Need for proposed transmission line is not clear June 26, 2011

Residents weigh in on ATC plans June 24, 2011

City will listen to ATC's Pitch June 23, 2011

Transmission company and its critics meet blocks apart in western Wisconsin June 23, 2011

Town opposes running power line over bluffs June 15, 2011

ATC holds 8 meetings on Badger Coulee Line June 2, 2011

ATC releases map of potential corridors for Badger Coulee power line June 2, 2011

Meeting set May 7 on ATC Transmission Line April 30, 2011

Officials want new power line to follow I-90-94 April 26, 2011

Western Wisconsin sees some opposition to potential power line April 18, 2011

Details emerging slowly for ATC power line project March 19, 2011

ATC venture troubles habitat advocates March 18, 2011

Route for La Crosse-Madison transmission lines still 18 months away March 18, 2011

Badger-Coulee Transmission Line Meetings March 17, 2011

Power play: ATC seeks approval for electric transmission line May 11, 2011

Developing alternative energy a weapon against power line March 9, 2011

Environmental groups consolidate to voice opposition to Badger Transmission Line Feb 23, 2011

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