Circuit Court Strikes Down Federal Transmission Corridors

On February 2, 2011, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a ruling to vacate the 2007 Department of Energy (DOE) designation of two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs), which covered all or parts of 10 US states. Within these “corridors”, utilities were given unprecedented access to federal eminent domain authority for the fast-track siting of electric transmission lines.  Click here to read the full story.

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