US Officials Designate Western Energy Corridors

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As part of an initiative under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, federal land management officials have designated corridors through most Western states as preferred locations for future energy transmission lines.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies announced the change, which amends 38 National Forest Land Management Plans to identify locations that would be most suitable to pipeline and other transmission projects.

The final initiative goes into effect after three years of planning in concert with...
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