How you can help us stop ATC's Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line

HELP US FIGHT CARDINAL-HICKORY CREEK

Driftless Defenders needs on-going help to raise public awareness and we need to maintain pressure by constantly keeping the CHC issue in the public eye. You can help in the following ways:

1.  DONATE TO NEWSPAPER AD CAMPAIGN

Thanks to your donations we were able to use Ken Stark’s cartoon to announce the court appeals in a half-page ad in the Sunday, January 19  Wisconsin State Journal.   The ad will appear in the Isthmus on February 6 and the following week in The Dodgeville Chronicle and associated papers.   If we raise $500 more we can run it in the Mount Horeb Mail and associated papers.  If you are able to donate, any amount will help no matter how small.  


Cartoon used by Driftless Defenders with permission of Ken Stark

 

Donate below via PayPal or

Send a check to:
Driftless Defenders
c/o Lea Stroncek – Treasurer
5079 County Road Z
Spring Green, WI 53588

 

2.  Contact Governor Evers regarding his upcoming appointment of a new commission to the Public Service Commission

Governor Tony Evers
115 East
State Capital
PO Box 7863
Madison WI 53707
Eversinfo@wisconsin.gov
608-266-1212

Talking Points for letter to Governor Evers

  • The new appointee should be knowledgable about the changing energy scene and understand new developments such as alternatives, non-transmission, localized distribution, innovations in battery storage, etc.
  • They should be someone who can lead us toward being carbon free by using innovative, localized ways to produce and supply renewable energy.  Not someone who is rooted in the past and will resort to transporting energy long distances in an inefficient, outmoded, environmentally destructive, and expensive way.
  • The new appointee should be sensitive to the environmental impact of projects on habitat, watersheds, and view sheds, and have an appreciation of the importance of people’s need to connect with nature, maintain their rural way of life, and support our tourism and agri-tourism industries.
  • The new appointee should respect the involvement of the public and understand that PSC decisions have a profound impact on people’s lives.
  • The new appointee should not be an energy insider.  The appointee should be independent of the utilities, whose focus is on earning money for their shareholders.
  • To offset the bias of the present two commissioners with their past ties to the energy industry, the new appointee should be independent and receptive to the priorities of energy customers.  Insider connections made the public suspicious of why the three commissioners unanimously rejected their own PSC staff’s recommendation to not approve Cardinal-Hickory Creek.  It is time to restore the balance between utilities and energy ratepayers.

 

3.  Write a Letter to the Editor

It’s important to keep our opposition in the public eye.  We must continue to win in the “court of public opinion” as we enter the appeal process.  You can write one letter to send to multiple papers, especially to papers in Madison where the PSC and legislators are located.

A list of papers with addresses for LTE’s is here: LettersToEditorAddresses122619

 

4.  Contact legislators.

Download names and addresses LegislatorContactInfo123019

SLIDE SHOW:

These photos depict just a small sample of the activities and the people who have been involved in fighting Cardinal-Hickory Creek for over three years.  Driftless Defenders would not have gotten this far without the support of the public and we thank each and every one of you, whether or not you are pictured here.
  • Driftless Defenders, Mineral Point Fourth of July parade, 7/4/2017.
  • Mixpo, Mount Horeb, 5/3/2018.
  • Mixpo, Mount Horeb, 5/3/2018.
  • Mixpo, Mount Horeb, 5/3/2018.
  • 5/1/18 meeting in Mount Horeb organized by DD, WDPC, and DALC. WDPC video.
  • Kurt Kielisch speaking at 5/1/18 meeting in Mount Horeb organized by DD, WDPC, and DALC.
  • IMEPC Forum 3/2/2018
  • IMEPC Forum 3/2/2018, DD table.
  • Blue Mounds parade 9/17/2017.
  • Ridgeway, Labor Day 2017, information table.
  • Mt Horeb Forum, 9/7/2017.
  • Blue Mounds parade, 9/17/2017
  • Celebrate the Driftless Rally, 6/30/18.
  • Celebrate the Driftless Rally, 6/30/18.
  • Celebrate the Driftless Rally, 6/30/18.
  • Cobb Corn Fest Parade, 8/14/16.
  • Cobb Corn Roast Parade, 8/13/18.
  • DALC Rally 7/17/17.
  • DD at FAT 2017.
  • Farmers Appreciation Day Parade, 7/9/2017.
  • Farmer's Appreciation Day Parade, Dodgeville, 7/10/16.
  • Farmer's Appreciation Day Parade, 7/8/18.
  • Farmer's Appreciation Day Parade, Dodgeville, 7/10/16.
  • Mineral Point 4th of July parade, 7/4/2018.
  • IDIDARIDE to Protect Military Ridge State Trail, 3/30/18
  • IDIDARIDE to Protect Military Ridge State Trail, 3/30/18
  • DALC Rally, 7/17/17
  • Dodgeville Farmers Market, 6/9/18.
  • IMEPC Forum, 3/2/2018.
  • Barneveld DD meeting, 2/17/2017.
  • Dane County Farmers Market, 7/27/17.
  • Farmers Appreciation Day, 7/8/18.
  • Horribly Hilly Hundred, Blue Mounds State Park, 6/16/18
  • Industrial Ag in the Driftless: How Do We Protect Our Communities? Boscobel, 1/20/18.
  • Lancaster Information meeting, 12/12/17.
  • WI Grassroots Festival, 3/23/18.
  • Capital Bike Club membership party, 3/26/2017.
  • SWWAP meeting, Mt. Horeb, 2/22/17.
  • Barneveld DD meeting, 2/17/2017.
  • Public Information Meeting, Dodger Bowl, 6/9/18.
  • Scoping Session for State EIS, Dodger Bowl, 11/8/18.
  • Celebrate the Driftless Rally, 6/30/18.
  • Mineral Point Fourth of July parade, 7/4/19
  • Fourth of July parade, handing out flyers, Mineral Point 7/4/16
  • Public Hearing overlay on 18/151 signs.
  • Banner on Hwy 14, 11/20/16
  • Capital demonstration 9/13/19
  • Demonstration at the Capitol, 9/13/19
  • Cobb Corn Roast
  • Dairyland Dare 8/12/17
  • Dodgeville Farmers Market
  • Farmers Appreciation Parade, Dodgeville, June 14, 2019
  • Farmers Appreciation Day, info table at Harris Park, 7/9/17
  • Mineral Point parade, July 4, 2019
  • Information table at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival 3/23/19
  • Ken Stark cartoon - used by permission - placed in Wisconsin newspapers 2020
  • Mobile billboard
  • One of many billboards placed in three counties
  • No ATC 8 x 8 foot plywood sign
  • One of many billboard placed in three counties
  • PSC Public Hearing, Lancaster 6/25/1
  • Sign In for new people. Public Information Meeting, Dodger Bowl, Howard Learner speaker, 6-9-18
  • One of many billboards placed in three counties
  • Sign at Capitol Rotunda Demonstration
  • Sign making workshop for Public Hearings 6/13/19
  • Sign on wheels
  • Sign Workshop, Public Hearings
  • Sled dogs, Celebrate the Driftless Rally & Ididaride, Mount Horeb 6/30/1
  • Take Action Table, Celebrate the Driftless Rally & Ididaride, Mount Horeb 6/30/19
  • Wisconsin Grassroots Festival 3/23/18