6 Ways The US Can Nudge Transmission Projects Forward

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Building new transmission infrastructure is seen as essential to modernizing the U.S. electricity grid, but with so many federal, state and local authorities having a say in what gets built, projects can easily be swallowed up in a morass of regulatory conflicts.

Last week, President Barack Obama took a crack at untangling that regulatory knot, directing the U.S. departments of Energy, Interior, Defense, Commerce and Agriculture to further coordinate efforts to advance construction of new transmission projects on federal lands.

In a June 7 memo, Obama...
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