Interior OKs Transmission Line For First Solar Project

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday approved construction of a critical transmission line through a swath of public land in southwestern California that will carry power from First Solar Inc.'s planned Campo Verde Solar Project.

Following an environmental review of the project's cumulative effects on the environment, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management gave First Solar the green light to run the line across a 17-acre right-of-way near El Centro, Calif.

First Solar has built more solar capacity on federal lands than any...
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