The Associated Press via The New York Times reports:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a big solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert on Wednesday [Oct 20, 2010], making it the fifth such project on public land in the West to win federal authorization.
His approval authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to offer Tessera Solar the use of more than 4,600 acres for 30 years to build the Calico Solar Project. The project next faces a hearing before the California Energy Commission.
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