A WEC Energy Group subsidiary has received complaints from residents of Ixonia, Wisconsin, where the utility is proposing a $185 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. 

We Energies Inc. initially filed an application requesting a certificate to install two LNG peaking facilities in southeastern Wisconsin last November. The Ixonia facility, which could occupy 25 acres of a 165-acre site, has been met with criticism from the town of Ixonia. 

Residents who oppose the proposed facility created an online petition that has gathered nearly 1,100 signatures. Additionally, a website was created for Ixonia residents to voice their concerns about the proposed facility. 

The opposition said the LNG facility would pose a danger for explosions or vapor cloud leaks, especially for...