Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunrise Powerlink Back In the News

Last month we noted that the PUC's approval of Sunrise Powerlink was sure to be appealed. We were not disappointed. Yesterday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition with the California Supreme Court seeking to overturn the PUC's approval and grant a new hearing on the controversial transmission line.

The CBD's argument is twofold: the PUC didn't take steps to ensure that the line will be used principally to transmit renewable energy and the failure to consider alternate footprints endangers environmentally sensistive land.

This ratepayer-financed $19 billion, 123 mile project... will never end.

Stay tuned.