On July 6, a coalition of organizations appealed the July 1st U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California’s dismissal of their challenge to the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project permitting process. The groups, community and environmental organizations, took issue with the environmental permitting process as overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and cited violations of the National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy Management Act, and National Historic Preservation Act, among others.