Last chance for comment on Hiawatha power line proposal

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2012 - 8:57 PM

PUC sets Tuesday session for arguments as it considers options.

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viktorvaughnJan. 8, 12 9:48 PM

Bury the line under 28th Street. Many of the very few cranes in the sky these last few years have been under new luxury apartment buildings going up along the greenway. Whether you care about bike paths or not, this one is adding to the city and county tax base. High voltage lines would subtract from this unique amenity and diminish its positive impact on the neighborhoods it runs through. Excel buries powerlines in the suburbs, why can't they do it in the city?

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brede125Jan. 8, 1210:21 PM

Bury it, and spread the burdon widely.

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gourmetboyJan. 9, 12 7:19 AM

The people who have objected to the lines are the local residents. Bury it and let them pay for it.

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mutt10RJan. 9, 12 7:22 AM

Buring the line is the only viable option. Above ground would too severly degrade all of the effort to revitalize the Greenway corridor with residential and retail development. Even if it meant a county sales tax, it woule be a better and more broadly beneficial investment than, say, a stadium.

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rainbow7212Jan. 9, 12 8:23 AM

Please I found the Excell line makers to lie about things to get their way. Wtch out becasue if you listen to them you won't know if it is the truth or not. The proponents are not honest people. yes they lied several times in my situation.

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markapJan. 9, 12 9:56 AM

All of those in favor, say,"yes". All of those opposed, turn off your lights.

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liberaleliteJan. 9, 1210:21 AM

Wow this is crazy. 9:30 AM in St. Paul for comments? Most people are working. Can't people e-mail or fax in comments for the public record? This is 2012 and we have to take time off work to comment on something?

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overlandJan. 9, 1211:20 AM

This article and notice is three days too late -- the deadline to register, and people MUST be pre-regsitered -- was Friday. Past tense... I noticed Sierra Club was as bad, sending out an alert at 4:35 p.m., five minutes AFTER registration had ended. What's the use in that?

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cluke2Jan. 9, 1212:53 PM

Those eccentric bicyclists never pay attention to where they are or what they are doing, so why would they ever be disturbed by a power line because they'll never even see it. Further, if you don't like power lines, stop using electricity in your home, simple as that.

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brack54Jan. 9, 12 9:01 PM

Sure cluke2 @12:53 that makes sense. Why try to change your life and neighborhood for the better? Maybe people who live in the area don't see the great health benefits from such a line either?

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