From: Janet Gonzalez
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:12 AM
To: Commissoners mail; Burl
Cc: caostaff; Alison Archer - AG Office; Susan Mackenzie; Marc Fournier; Janet Gonzalez; Ronnie Slager;
Mary Swoboda; Bob Cupit; Bret
Subject: FW: UPCOMING PUC [MESABA PPA] HEARING - COULD YOU SEND AN EMAIL FOR US?
Ms. Stanley just recalled the message I am forwarding below. However, I assume I am not the only
one who has already opened and read it, so we may still get a flood of e-mails. . .
The following message was sent to the (hundreds?) of names listed below. Not sure why I am on the
list. It is possible that the Commissioners will be deluged with e-mails. If anyone has suggestions on how
to handle this, let us know.
It is technically way past the close of the public comment period and the close of the record. We have
occasionally, although not often, had a rush of pro or con e-mails/post cards right before a Commission
decision. (MERP comes to mind.)
Subject: UPCOMING PUC HEARING - COULD YOU SEND AN EMAIL FOR US?
Hello everyone as you know, our hearing before the Public Utilities Commission is next Tuesday, July
We've been working hard to prepare, and as you've seen by our recent announcements, the Project itself
is shaping up quickly. We have passed a lot of milestones this summer, including getting our
transmission interconnection agreement signed so our output will be deliverable throughout MISO, getting
site control of our second site, kicking off the final phase of engineering before construction starts, and
nearing the date our joint state/federal EIS will be published. But, now is crunch time you have been
so helpful and supportive in the past, but I would like to ask you to do one more thing before the hearing
please email the PUC Commissioners and express your support for the Mesaba Project. Just a few
sentences in your own words would be extremely helpful. Here are the email addresses