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November 12, 2018

3/8/2018 2:15:00 PM
Driftless Defenders give views why the proposed ATC line is not needed
This is the second in a two part series about the proposed transmission that would run through this area. Last week the Cardinal Hickory Creek project supporters had their views presented. This week the opponents of the project present their views.
Part two of ATC discusses why the need.
On Thursday, March 1 I held two interviews; one with Betsy D'Angelo who is the Driftless Defender's leader of the outreach team, and Chuck Tennessen, who is with Driftless Land Conservancy. The two organizations work closely together in opposing the ATC lines.
Driftless Defenders Organization
Five friends started The Driftless Defenders organization. Everyone in the area received letters from ATC in May of 2016. The thought of the transmission lines going up through the rural area was devastating. The five of them decided to send an email to their neighbors to see what they thought of the lines. They expected possibly 30 people to show up, but they were amazed when 75 people arrived at the meeting, which was held in the barn of one neighbor's barn. People from five different townships attended the meeting. It was then that they realized that there was a widespread opposition to the ATC lines. With this realization, they formed the Driftless Defenders....
See the rest of the story in the March 8, 2018 Chronicle issue.

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