Major power line project wins final approval in New Mexico


The U.S. Interior Department formally signed off on a 250-mile multi-billion dollar transmission line that will carry wind-powered electricity from New Mexico to big cities in the West.

The department approved the SunZia project that has been a decade in the making. Approval would have been earlier but in 2021, a new application had to be filed as the U.S. Defense Department raised concerns about the path of the high-voltage lines, reported the Associated Press.

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