DOE Pushes Ahead With Power Corridor Plans

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite massive opposition from attorneys general, federal lawmakers and environmental groups, the U.S. Department of Energy is pushing ahead with plans to create two electric transmission corridors in the mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions of the country.

The DOE announced on Thursday that it had denied requests to rehear its decision to designate the Mid-Atlantic Area and the Southwest Area National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.

As a result, the federal government will now be able to overrule local and state objections to proposed power line projects, issue...
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