The 27-mile, 230 kV Jefferson-Martin line can skip further environmental review if an alternate decision by California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey gets the nod. Peevey?s June 22 plan said that the studies of two alternative routes are not needed because the environmental impact report (EIR) for the project found no unmitigable environmental impacts from the selected routes. Assigned commissioner Loretta Lynch called for the studies, saying the EIR did not fully analyze the routes. As warnings mount of possible supply shortages this summer, Peevey has recently pressed private utilities to step up efforts to boost reliability. Pacific Gas & Electric?s Jefferson-Martin project is seen as key to relieving the San Francisco Peninsula?s overloaded grid. Approval of the line project is slated for a CPUC vote on July 8.