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BLM approves APS service line in Maricopa County

PHOENIX — Federal land regulators have approved letting part of a
38-mile-long service transmission line be built on land in Maricopa County.

The Bureau of Land Management said it is granting a right-of-way on federal
land in the northern part of the county for the Arizona Public Service Company

APS is planning an overhead transmission line from the Morgan Substation near
Peoria to the planned Sun Valley Substation near Buckeye.

Officials said 9 miles of that line would be on BLM-managed land.

The majority of the line would be constructed with permission from the Arizona
State Land Department as well as other landowners.

The Sierra Club protested the plans previously.

The BLM said the issues the group raised were adequately addressed in a final
environmental impact statement last July.


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