Feds Advance BP's 500-MW Desert Wind Farm

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management pushed along a proposal by BP PLC's alternative energy unit to build an estimated $1 billion, 500-megawatt wind farm on federally managed lands in Arizona on Tuesday, releasing its draft environmental impact statement and inviting public comment.

BP Wind Energy North America Inc. plans to construct up to 283 turbines on 47,000 acres of federal land under the authority of the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation, a federal agency that oversees water resource management. The project would be located just...
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