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Interior Looks to Lift Roadblock for California Solar Project

March 17, 2021, 7:24 PM

The Interior Department is considering tweaking a federal renewables plan in California to allow Intersect Power LLC to build a solar project in an area already targeted for solar development.

The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday announced that it’s conducting an environmental review of the proposed 500-megawatt Oberon Solar Project, which could power about 200,000 homes.

A subsidiary of Intersect Power is developing the project, targeting 4,700 acres of federal land in eastern Riverside County, Calif.

The land bureau didn’t immediately respond to questions Wednesday about how the plan could be amended. But it said in a statement ...

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