Sunday, July 20, 2008
[from Guy] LA CROSSE IS ABOUT TO WITNESS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 345 Kv Line ACROSS THE RIVER NEAR DOWTOWN LA CROSSE UNLESS WE ACT NOW! THIS LINE WILL RUN FROM LA CROSSE TO MADISON TO RACINE TO OHIO!
Without so much as a "whisper" of explanation or opportunity to appear at a public hearing, the construction of a 345Kv transmission line maybe coming to La Crosse very soon. It is imperative that we ACT NOW! The dealine for any comments is in August 22nd!
What do we want? A public hearing in La Crosse.
The CapX2020 line has already notified people in south La Crescent that the line will cut through their neighborhoods (Skunk Hollow area where Jeremy Chipps and Joe Francois lives). The lines will then cross the Mississippi and head north on the RIVER to FRENCH ISLAND, going north and head East to a substation between Onalaska and Holmen. This is actually on the maps of CapX2020--the homeowners in MN were notified, people in French Island were NOT!
Here is the worst news. The only public hearing in this area on THIS ROUTE was held in Winona several weeks ago AND, the decision makers in MN can cross the RIVER w/o any Federal Hearings! We need lawmakers and businesses to write the Judge and demand a public hearing in La Crosse. At the time of the hearing the bridge was also out between Winona and impacted parties from WI.
PLEASE attend a VERY IMPORTANT EVENT this Thursday in La Crescent. AND, MOST IMPORTANT, PLEASE Write to Judge Heydinger (and send a copy of your letter to Citizens Energy Task Force). Letters can be sent until *August 22, 2008* to Administrative Law Judge Beverly J. Heydinger at email@example.com
Or, send your letter to the following U.S. Mail address:
The Honorable Beverly J. Heydinger
Office of Administrative Hearings
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620
Read more background and details at the Citizens Energy Task Force web site. Read the CapX2020 "environmental information" Twin Cities-La Crosse 345kV project from the CapX2020 group.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I have an announcement and a request.
First the announcement.
I'm happy to report that the date for my surgery to donate my kidney to Thomas Harris has been set for August 6th at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Due to the surgery and recovery time I am only available to add one presentation to my schedule prior to August 2nd, if scheduled soon.
I'll resume my travel and presentation schedule starting September 1st.
Now for the request.
Without a doubt the decision to donate my kidney has been one of the biggest decision of my life, so far. Now that the transplant date is set, Thomas and I are tasked with raising thousands of dollars to pay for expenses not covered by insurance.
This is why I'm requesting your help in making this kidney transplant happen. With your help we can breath a deep sign of relief knowing that the funds will be there when we need them.
Go to this website to find out more: http://kidney4thomas.com
With deep gratitude,
Thank you in advance for your generous support.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Quillins will also be selling "grocery bags of food" to be donated to these pantries for $10. For each bag sold, Quillins will then donate an additional $2 in food to restock the shelves. 100% of all funds raised will go to help area flood victims and all food will be used to restock area flood food pantries.
[Thanks to June K for this announcement]