DC Circuit Brief Filed Seeking More Analysis of Massive Transmission Line Project

Last week, we filed a brief in the D.C. Circuit asking for a more detailed evaluation of an enormous transmission line project, which will place seventeen towers up to 295 feet tall in the James River and the surrounding historic district that contains many of our nation’s most valuable historic and cultural treasures such as Jamestown.  In approving the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) acknowledged the unique and nationally important resources that would be affected, but did not even subject the project to scrutiny in an Environmental Impact Statement under NEPA or examine (let alone adopt) any of the far less damaging alternatives urged by the National Park Service and other agencies with expertise over the affected resources in violation of NEPA and the Clean Water Act.  The brief can be viewed here.