27 Jan '15, 6pm

SunZia wins federal OK for 515-mile wind energy transmission line

Perhaps the biggest difference is that the wind energy transmission lines SunZia plans to build can be buried underground without the kind of environmental risks that are posed by oil pipelines. The Department of Defense approved the SunZia project last spring after the developer agreed to bury several sections of the line. The DOD also asked for other adjustments to minimize impacts on the nearby White Sands missile range, which is close enough to the line’s route that the agency feared some operations might be hampered by the construction. SunZia altered their plans to please the DOD, and it worked.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/sunzia-wins-federal-ok-for-515-mile-...

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