EELC is concerned that regulatory authorities are proceeding with large-scale energy projects that not only will have enormous regional environmental impacts but are now unnecessary in light of current energy demands. Further, EELC and its clients are advocating for regulatory authorities to require the best technologies to prevent environmental impacts from existing energy projects in accordance with federal and state law.
The following are a sample of specific matters that are related to this project:
EELC has appealed the Board of Public Utilities approval of this proposed transmission line and is awaiting the Appellate Division’s decision. In the interim, EELC is working with Earthjustice to advocate for a reconsideration of the BPU’s approval based on new information about decreased demand requirements.
EELC and Earthjustice are also challenging related approvals by the National Park Service under the National Environment Policy Act.