By Onell R. Soto / San Diego U-T / January 19, 2011
Groups opposed to the Sunrise Powerlink are suing to stop construction of the big power line, claiming that federal officials broke the law when they approved it across the Cleveland National Forest.
The lawsuit is not a surprise.
Opponents of the San Diego Gas & Electric line are now in court challenging other approvals, such as those by the Bureau of Land Management and the California Public Utilities Commission.
This lawsuit, filed Friday in San Diego federal court, challenges last summer’s approval of the line by William Metz, supervisor of the Cleveland National Forest.
It is brought by the Protect Our Communities Foundation, Backcountry against Dumps, the East County Community Action Coalition, and Boulevard-based activist Donna Tisdale.
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