Federal Court Rejects New Electric Transmission Lines in Mojave Desert, But East Bay Solar Companies Unaffected

As our country grapples with rolling out renewable energy in the face of anticipated climate change, environmentalists have become environmentalists’ own worst nightmare. Last week, a number of environmental groups cheered when a federal appellate panel denied a Department of Energy bid to establish a massive grid of electric transmission line corridors throughout the country. The three-judge panel cited inadequate environmental reviews and failure to consult with affected states as reasons for rejecting the plan.

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