Sen.Reid Offers Bill Giving FERC New eminent domain Power
Sen. Reid To Offer Bill Giving FERC New Transmission Powers
* FEBRUARY 23, 2009, 7:57 A.M. ET
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The U.S. government would gain broad new powers to determine where to build transmission lines that link renewable energy to the electric system under legislation to be unveiled by the Senate's top Democrat this week. The measure is likely to step up a long-simmering debate about the federal government's role in upgrading the U.S. transmission system. Projects to bring wind, solar and geothermal power from remote areas to big cities have been hamstrung amid layers of regulatory hurdles. But speeding up the process by giving the federal government eminent domain - .
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