Judge Tosses Texas Power Line Suit Against Army Corps

Law360, New York (February 15, 2011, 1:22 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed a suit alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a transmission line project in Texas without considering the environmental impact, ruling that the government did not abuse its discretion.

Judge John McBryde of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled Monday that the plaintiffs, several owners of property on the project’s path, failed to show that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitted the planned Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative Inc.'s 10-mile line before properly vetting the...
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