DOE Slams Enviro Challenge To US-Mexico Transmission Line

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy urged a California federal court Thursday to dismiss environmental groups' challenge to an electrical transmission line along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing that the court doesn't have jurisdiction to review the construction permit granted to a Sempra Energy subsidiary.

The agency gave Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission LLC the green light in 2012 to build a 1.65-mile transmission line from San Diego to Mexico via a presidential permit, an authorization that isn't subject to standards of judicial review usually applied to the...
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