Bloomberg Law
April 16, 2020, 1:14 PM

Electric Line Keeps Permit Despite Environmental Review Flaws

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

A federal court won’t revisit a decision preserve a major transmission line permit despite a related ruling that the approval fell short of federal environmental laws.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday rejected reconsideration requests and left intact the Army Corps of Engineers’ authorization for the Dominion Energy Inc. project across the James River near historic Jamestowne, Va.

An appeals court ruled last year that the agency failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act when it approved the project’s route through historic areas.

The National Parks Conservation Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, ...

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