Feds Accused Of Botching Approval Of Maine Power Line

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government broke the law when it quietly and secretly approved a contentious major electric transmission corridor that would cut through pristine Maine forest land without taking into account significant environmental impacts, conservation groups told a federal court.

The Sierra Club, Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Appalachian Mountain Club told a Maine district court Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers had rushed approval of the 171.4-mile transmission line construction by issuing a finding of no significant impact and environmental assessment and avoiding a public comment period.

The groups say the process for approving the Central Maine Power...

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