Preserve Ixonia's countryside and keep residents safe

Preserve Ixonia's countryside and keep residents safe

August 3, 2020
Petition to
Ixonia Town Board and 3 others
Signatures: 1,931Next Goal: 2,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Jessica Rupnow

WE Energies is attempting to place a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility on approximately 120 acres in Ixonia at the intersection of Hill Road and North Road.  LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state, about -260° F.  The purpose for this facility would be to take natural gas from the pipeline that runs through Ixonia, liquefy it, and store it until it's needed when demands are high in the winter.  The LNG would then be regasified and burned when needed.  The Ixonia facility would service Milwaukee WE Energies customers, and (per WE Energies) save them money on their utility bill.  If the facility is built, shared revenue payments would be distributed yearly to the town of Ixonia in the amount of $550,000 and Jefferson County in the amount of $1.1 million.

If you oppose this LNG proposal, please make it known by signing this petition.  Be sure to enter your City, State, and Zip as the town board members need to know how many Ixonia residents oppose building this facility.   If you're able, come to the public hearings, and voice your outrage by writing letters and emails, and making phone calls.  If you do nothing, your silence will appear as approval!  

The residents of Ixonia have several concerns, some of which we've listed below. 

Danger to nearby residents should an explosion or vapor cloud occur due to a leak
Proximity of proposed facility to nearby schools, with Ixonia Elementary < 1 mile away
Discussion re: the Washington State LNG explosion
Preparedness of the Ixonia Fire Department to respond to such an explosion
Location of the facility is on wetlands and near Rock River runoff
Decrease in nearby property values after such a facility is built
Increase traffic and wear on roads
Insufficient security measures in place (including cyber as well as physical)
Ixonia residents assume all of the risks with little reward, since this facility only benefits Milwaukee residents; most Ixonia residents don't use/have access to natural gas
Large tower estimated to be 150 feet will be unsightly
Inadequate search for a better location

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Decision Makers

  • Ixonia Town Board
  • Jefferson County Board
  • Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources