The county has taken issue with a U.S. Department of Energy environmental review that allowed permits to be issued for cross-border transmission lines.
The transmission line will import electricity from Mexicali to San Diego through Imperial County.
Based on the environmental review, DOE's Office of Fossil Energy found the transmission lines would have no significant impact on the community.
"We know there are flaws in their assessment because we've had conversations with the people who helped prepare the information," county Air Pollution Control Officer Stephen Birdsall said.
Birdsall's office found more than 400 negative impacts from the transmission lines.
"The DOE needs to go back and review this," he said.
The county Air Pollution Control District Board, made up of the Board of Supervisors, passed a unanimous resolution at a special meeting Tuesday asking the state for help challenging the DOE review.