Green Groups Settle With US Over Energy Corridor Plan

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Tuesday reached a settlement with several environmental groups resolving a suit over the use of 3.2 million acres of federal land as a Western energy corridor, as the government agreed to establish periodic reviews, conduct studies and enact new agency guidance for the area.

Under the settlement, the Bureau of Land Management will follow specific objectives when revising the system of energy corridors designated during the Bush administration, including facilitating renewable energy projects when feasible and avoiding environmentally sensitive areas “to the...
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