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Feds reject renewable energy project in Silurian Valley
Feds reject renewable energy project in Silurian Valley

Saying the project “would not be in the public interest,” the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's  application for a controversial wind and solar farm in the Silurian Valley. The closely watched decision is considered a test for how the federal agency will handle future requests to build renewable energy projects outside established development areas. Jim Kenna, the BLM’s California director, made the decision, finding that Iberdrola Renewables' proposal would have industrialized 24 square miles of “a largely undisturbed valley that supports wildlife, an important piece of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, and...

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