Conservation Group Sues NPS Over New Power LineBy Rocky Thompson on October 18th, 2012
A coalition of outdoor advocacy groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit to block the NPS from building new electric towers through three national parks. (I know what you’re thinking but, yes, New Jersey has outdoor advocacy groups.) The new power lines would follow a route of old ones, but the towers would be twice as tall and much wider. They say the NPS decision violates the founding law of national parks, which “requires them to ‘conserve the scenery’ and protect park resources from impairment.” They’re asking the court to overturn the decision to build the lines, which are slated to move electricity from coal-fired plants.