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Lawmakers Team Up To Thwart Power Corridor

Law360 (May 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of lawmakers has stepped up efforts to block a Department of Energy plan that would give power companies more freedom to build massive electric transmission lines over state objections.

Hoping to cut off funding for the DOE’s proposed two “National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors,” the representatives on Thursday pushed for an amendment to a spending bill in the House Appropriations Committee.

In a letter to Rep. Peter Visclosky, chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, the group asked that...
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