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Federal Plan Would Hijack Local Control Over Power Grid Expansion

The federal government is proposing to designate San Diego County part of a key electric transmission corridor. This would let the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission override local and state opposit

The federal government is proposing to designate San Diego County part of a key electric transmission corridor. This would let the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission override local and state opposition to new transmission lines if the agency deems the lines necessary to eliminate power-grid bottlenecks.

The Department of Energy is holding a public hearing on the corridor on May 17 at the Westgate Hotel in Downtown San Diego. We'll find out more about the DOE's proposal and what it could mean for the controversial Sunrise Powerlink.

Guest

  • Craig Rose , San Diego Union-Tribune.