In approving construction of utility facilities, does the CPUC consider environmental impacts?

The CPUC conducts and manages environmental reviews for the Commissionís consideration according to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when the CPUC is a lead or responsible agency, and as further specified by the Commissionís CEQA-related rules and procedures.  More information about environmental reviews is available on the CPUCís website.

It takes an average of three years to build a power plant and seven years to build a transmission line.


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