9th Circ. Says BLM's Approval Of $2B Power Line Stands

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit declined on Tuesday to take up a challenge to a $1.9 billion, 117-mile California power line, agreeing with a lower court that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's approval of the project was not subject to judicial review.

The practical impact of the ruling is likely small, since San Diego Gas & Electric Co.'s Sunrise Powerlink line was finished last month. The utility has inked contracts to carry renewable power from at least eight projects in the next few years to San Diego...
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