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Desert renewable energy plan is altered to win counties' support
Desert renewable energy plan is altered to win counties' support

The California desert may be a green energy developer's dream, but county officials have serious concerns about a plan to manage renewable energy projects on 22 million acres of the state's sunniest public and private lands. In an effort to maintain county support, state and federal sponsors of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan on Tuesday said they would first focus on 10 million acres of public lands, and delay rollout on the rest until local issues can be resolved on a county-by-county basis. The plan aims to streamline permitting processes for development of renewable energy generation and transmission, while simultaneously enforcing environmental regulations...

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