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KRQE News 13: Permit approved for SunZia transmission line

A long-stalled New Mexico energy project has finally gotten the green light from the feds. It's a power transmission line backers believe will bring thousands of jobs to the state.

SunZia Approval Announcement, January 24, 2015

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján, and senior Bureau of Land Management officials to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories.

SunZia Approval Announcement, January 24, 2015
January 28, 2015:

At 9:30 a.m., following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.  Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

At 2:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to a series of amendments to S. 1, all of which will be subject to a 60 vote affirmative threshold.

 

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