Groups Challenge Power Lines For SD Coal Plant

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Environmental advocates have asked a Minnesota appellate court to overturn a decision by state authorities approving the construction of two new power lines to deliver power from a controversial planned coal plant in South Dakota.

A coalition of five environmental groups, led by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, filed a petition Friday in the Minnesota Court of Appeals alleging that the state's Public Utilities Commission violated state law when it approved the construction of the power lines in January.

The appellants said that the five...
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