Enviros Fail To Block $2B Calif. Power Project

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Thursday to halt construction of a 117-mile transmission line, finding that plaintiffs had not demonstrated they would likely win a suit arguing federal officials did not properly assess the $1.9 billion project's environmental repercussions.

The Protect Our Communities Foundation and other environmental groups filed suit in January to halt further construction of the Sunrise Powerlink project in California, contending that the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to complete a full...
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