By Jim Snyder - 03/25/10 05:52 PM EDT
But Bill White, who handles renewable and transmission issues for the coalition, said the standard sets up an “analytical gridlock” because it is hard to pinpoint with any precision who benefits from a transmission line. Everyone benefits from cleaner air, after all, even if a transmission line isn't bringing electricity to their homes.
The coalition also objects to the language that seems to not allow for consideration of environmental and energy security aspects of a new power line.
The letter calls for "meaningful reforms" in policies that dictate power line development "to support development of domestic renewable energy resources."