Grant County Board Meeting at 10 AM on February 20 in Lancaster, WI.

American Transmission Company will be among the applicants making a presentation and answering questions about their Cardinal Hickory Creek (CHC) 345 kV transmission line (170 ft towers) proposal, that would stretch 125 miles between Middleton, WI and Dubuque, IA through the heart of Grant County. They will be making a short presentation at the Grant County Board Meeting at 10 AM on February 20 in Lancaster, WI. We encourage you to attend the meeting, observe the interaction and by your presence urge the supervisors to quickly adopt the resolution for greater accountability for all of us.

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Customer First – Power Breakfast

Thursday, February 8, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakfast gathering with speaker Katrina McMurrian continuing the organization’s exploration of  “Grid Modernization,” or the shifting of electric customer dollars to realize more savings for customers while reducing and avoiding costs of updating older distribution and transmission lines and associated substations.

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Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 PM

Hwy 14  –  ARENA, WI

This will be a meeting of representatives from WISCONSIN TOWN governments and allied organizations responding to the Cardinal Hickory Creek Transmission Line proposal.

The meeting will include planning for upcoming forum with national and regional experts experienced with confronting transmission expansion projects.

For more information, contact Karen Carlock

Conference: Industrial Ag in the Driftless

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 – 5:30 PM

Industrial Ag in the Driftless: How Do We Protect Our Communities?

A conference with leading national authorities and local community organizers in the current effort to spare the Driftless region from the harmful, long-term effects of concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) contamination of Wisconsin’s environment, natural resources and public health. The event is sponsored by the Crawford Stewardship Project, Wisconsin’s state-wide coalition Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network (SRWN) and other groups.

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 Thursday, January 18, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Discussion and planning to expand awarenesses about the Cardinal Hickory Creek expansion transmission line proposal.  All welcome.
Main Street Bar, 102 West Main St. Montfort, WI

Building a Video Library

Hey all you Defenders!

We’d really like to draw your attention to the right side of your screen.

Here you will see a list of links.  Please click on the first link to watch our new videos!

You will not be disappointed!

I’ll add our link here that will take you directly to YouTube.  This is where we house our videos –

Driftless Defenders YouTube Channel – you can subscribe and you will be notified when as upload new treats for you to view and to share! 

Keep on Defending the Driftless!


It is 2018!!

Thought perhaps a nice way to start the New Year is with a renewed committment to update our website with information on a more regular basis.  Life seems to get in the way of our good intentions once in a while.

We have had some great team participation across our section of the state!  Here’s just a few examples of some of the great letter writing taking place.

Thank you all for your continued support!

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People Over Pipelines

Dear Opposers of the Cardinal Hickory Creek Transmission Line
This is a great (free) opportunity to build alliances/share tactics with persons and groups who ALSO are responding to impositions of unnecessary capital utility expansion/spending in the form of oil and tar sand pipelines. Many of these unnecessary pipelines/expansions are sited alongside existing and new high voltage expansion transmission lines.

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The Fall Art Tour

The Fall Art Tour
October 20, 21, 22 from 10 am to 6 pm.
Eleven local artists will be displaying Driftless Defenders materials and petition in their studios during The Fall Art Tour this coming weekend.  Please show your support by visiting their studios and let them know we appreciate their assistance in raising  awareness on the transmission line issue.

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A Public Affair – Hosted by Patty Peltekos

Hello fellow defenders!

We received a request from Patty Peltekos this morning regarding her upcoming how.
She states: “A Public Affair” with Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley will be airing Monday, October 23rd from noon to one pm on WORT89.9 FM Madison/

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