BLM Suggests New Route For SunZia Electricity Project

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement for SunZia Transmission LLC's high-voltage transmission project across New Mexico and Arizona, proposing an alternative 530-mile route for the project's 500-kilovolt lines.

SunZia, which consists of utilities and independent developers, is seeking to build a transmission system to deliver up to 4,500 additional megawatts of electricity through two electric transmission lines running partially through public lands and five new electrical substations. The project will also be located near areas with undeveloped renewable...
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