CBD Sues Calif. Regulators Over Power Line

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Sempra Energy unit's controversial 150-mile Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project to bring alternative energy to San Diego has drawn the ire of the Center for Biological Diversity, which accused state regulators of violating environmental protection laws when they approved a plan to build the high-voltage transmission line last month.

The California Public Utilities Commission didn't abide by the California Environmental Quality Act — which requires state agencies to adopt all feasible measures to reduce a project’s environmental impacts — when it signed off on San Diego...
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