Here’s an Update

Thanks for ALL of those lovely letters!  The PUC staff was kept very busy posting comments to the docket and you helped that to happen.

So, now what?  Well, one thing we’re learning about this process is that nothing is ever terribly clear, but here is what we know:

  • The Comment Period for the Route Permit has been extended as follows:

PUC Docket Number: PL-6668/PPL-13-474 (Route Permit)

The deadline for submitting comments on potential human and environmental impacts and alternative pipeline routes to be considered in the comparative environmental analysis in this case has been extended under Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7829.

Topics Open for Comment at this Time:

 Are there any alternative routes or route segments that should be considered?

 What human and environmental impacts should be studied in the comparative environmental analysis?

 Are there any specific methods to address these impacts that should be studied in the comparative environmental analysis?

The new deadline for filing comments is: Friday, May 30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Email comments to PublicComments.puc@state.mn.us , placing “Docket #13-474” in the subject line.

  • The judge has issued an order that contains a tentative schedule.  His target date for MPUC Action on Alternative Routes for Consideration is May 29, 2014 and the target date for Environmental Assessment is September 30, 2014.  Now these dates are far from firm, but they give us an idea about when we’ll learn something more.  He’s expecting his final report to be filed February 2, 2015.

As you can see, this is a long process.  Thanks for hanging in there with us.

More Cowbell, Less Pipeline!

 

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