Enviro Groups Ask 9th Circ. To Halt $2B Power Line Project

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT) -- An attorney for nonprofits bringing two separate challenges to a $2 billion, 117-mile Southern California power line urged a Ninth Circuit panel Thursday to block construction mere weeks from completion, saying the public was never given an accurate description of the project.

“This case involves a severe disconnect between what the public was told in the environmental review process and what the agency ultimately proved,” said Stephan Volker, arguing on behalf of Protect Our Communities Foundation and others in the first case heard Thursday. “As a...
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