Environment & Energy Report

Dominion Energy’s Permit Survives Despite NEPA Violations (1)

Nov. 8, 2019, 10:35 PMUpdated: Nov. 8, 2019, 11:07 PM

A federal court won’t force the Army Corps of Engineers to scrap a permit for a major transmission line in Virginia, despite a related court ruling that the agency violated federal law in approving the project.

The U.S. District Court for the District or Columbia rejected the National Parks Conservation Association’s bid to cancel permits for the Dominion Energy Inc. electric transmission line, which has since been completed and crosses the James River near historic Jamestown.

Judge Royce C. Lamberth cited “severe consequences of vacating the permit” in his decision to let the Army Corps’s authorization stand.

The ruling addresses...

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