Opposition to the Cardinal Hickory Creek high voltage transmission line proposed to go through the Town of Vermont is growing all over Southwest Wisconsin. People from the entire area will be gathering in Dodgeville for a forum on how to defeat the transmission line and what can be done instead. The three panels will feature experts from around the country with practical experience defeating these costly projects. The evening session is designed for the general pubic and is focused on practical steps to take to stop the construction of the line.
Car pool with your neighbors to this event and see what we can accomplish together to protect us from this unneeded transmission line that will be a blight on our land.
A citizens committee in Vermont Township, Wisconsin formed to provide the township residents with information and strategies regarding energy transmission with a specific focus on the proposed Cardinal-Hickory power line.
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ATC Line in the News
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The Dark Cloud of Property Value Loss
Even just the proposal of this powerline is having a detrimental effect on landowners in Vermont Township. Click here to hear Dan and Lisa's story.
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Contact Michael McDermott
Results of our recent Town of Vermont Survey on the ATC line
A synopsis of what you had to say about the proposed transmission line Click here to see the results.
Land Erosion and Deforestation
Vermont Township citizen Jon Urness discuss the issues of soil type suitablity for construction of a transmission line. Click here to get Jon's perspective.
Signatures for the Letter of Support
The Town Board has passed a resolution asking for ATC to provide more information regarding cost, need and alternatives to the proposed transmission line. Click here to sign the letter of support online.
Signatures of non-residents in support of the Town Board resolution
Even those who just visit our town are concerned about the impact this project could have on our town's rural character. Click here to show your support.
Increased Energy Costs
The cost–including financing, operation and maintenance over 40 years–can reach into billions of dollars and place a significant financial burden on all Wisconsin ratepayers.
Loss of Real Estate Value
With the CHC project, scarce resources will flow to a massive, corporate owned infrastructure. The choice of energy conservation and delivery done by citizens will be deprived of support.
The demand for electricity in Wisconsin and adjacent states has been flat or in decline in recent years and utilities in affected service areas have projected minimal load growth.