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Electric transmission lines, eminent domain, and the consequences of vague and broadly worded laws – Part 2

October 16, 2007


Yesterday I discussed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and how it permits the Department of Energy to declare large swaths of the country as national interest electric transmission corridors (NIETCs) with little or no justification. Today I’ll discuss how the process of granting transmission line construction permits works in the aforementioned NIETCs.