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LA DWP pulls plug on `green' power line

Mar 11, 2010 - The Associated Press

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it has shelved plans to build an 85 mile-long "green" power transmission line across wilderness areas in the southeastern California desert.

Facing huge costs and fierce opposition from environmental groups, DWP Chief S. David Freeman said Wednesday that the decision to drop the $800 million project "was the practical thing to do."

The project was designed to bring electricity generated by solar, geothermal, wind and nuclear power to Los Angeles from the southeastern California deserts and Arizona.

Environmentals applauded the DWP's decision to drop the project. The proposed Green Path North Transmission Line would have run through wilderness preserves that are internationally recognized birding hot spots and home to bighorn sheep and chuckwallas.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com


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