Groups Seek Rigorous Grid Reviews, Undercutting Biden’s Climate Goals

February 16, 2021
Some environmental groups are vowing to seek rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental reviews of planned transmission lines, even when they are built to facilitate low- or zero-carbon power, a strategy that may frustrate the Biden administration’s effort to accelerate reviews for such projects. They have temporarily blocked construction of a transmission line slated to bring hydro-power from Canada to the Northeast and recently filed a new suit seeking to block a new renewable energy transmission line...

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