HISTORICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF TRANSMISSION LINES
Perhaps the most significant success to be claimed by the new field of environmental law is that an increasing number of governmental officials are being held accountable for the environmental implications of their decisions. Environmental lawyers are in effect bringing a new dimension to the legal system. Legal action involving environmental issues has led to delay and reconsideration of questionable projects. In addition to the disclosure required for the rationale of such environmentally sensitive projects as off-shore oil leases, gas extraction, oil and gas transmission, and electric generation and transmission, there is now in effect a rigorous reassessment of rationale in light of environmental costs and benefits.
- Proceedings of the annual meeting, "Biological Manage Along Transm Rights of way," Amherst, Massachusetts, 21 June 1973.
American Institute of Biological Science3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20016
- Irwin, H S
- Publication Date: 1973-6-21
- Pagination: p. 114-126
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Electric power supply; Electric transmission towers; Environmental impacts; Laws; Railroad electrification; Transmission lines
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric transmission line towers
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Law; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00125813
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM