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$1B Palen Solar Project Gains Fed Approval for 500 MW PV, Side-Steps California Energy Commission

November 2nd, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

The decade-old 500 MW Palen Solar Project has finally won decisive federal approval to go ahead as an estimated $1 billion photovoltaic project in the California desert after years of controversy and varied ownership. The November 1 approval by the US Bureau of Land Management also side-steps years of regulatory consideration of the project by the California Energy Commission, when the plant was still being proposed as a solar thermal project.


Federal Court Faults Bureau Of Land Management For Coal Mine Climate Analysis

September 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver earlier this month ruled that the country's Bureau of Land Management must reassess its analysis of the climate impacts of expanding two huge coal mines in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, finding that the existing analysis which led to approval for expansion to be "glaringly insufficient." 


Obama Administration Fast-Tracks 2,500 MW Wind Project in Wyoming

January 11th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer

By far the largest wind project ever built in North America is expected to get final approvals by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the next few months. At 2,000 to 3,000 MW, it will dwarf anything built to date on this side of the Atlantic. This is much bigger than the Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas; the largest so far, at 781


Interior Opening Up 17 Solar Energy Zones Across Six Western States

November 6th, 2011 | by Andrew

Looking to streamline and speed up the process of developing the nation's solar power potential, the US Dept. of Interior took another step towards opening up public land in six Western states - Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah - to utility-scale solar power projects.



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