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Interior Department Approves First-Ever Solar Project On Public Lands In Arizona

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"Interior Department Approves First-Ever Solar Project On Public Lands In Arizona"

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the approval of the Sonoran Solar Energy Project in Maricopa County, Arizona. The 300-megawatt project would power almost 70,000 homes , will create 374 jobs, and is supported by national and state environmental groups. In November, CAP Senior Fellow Tom Kenworthy outlined the key components of what a solar energy program on public lands should look like.

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