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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in coordination with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has released a draft document assessing the environmental impacts of San Diego Gas and Electric Co.'s (SDG&E) proposed 150-mile Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project.

In compliance with federal and state environmental laws, the study considered nearly 100 alternatives to the proposed project, developing 27 of them in detail in the report. CPUC says its draft identifies several alternatives that are "environmentally superior" to the proposed project. These alternatives are projected to create less extensive impacts than the proposed project, though they do not necessarily meet all of the proposed project's objectives. The document does not make a recommendation regarding the approval or denial of the project.

According to CPUC, the public has 90 days to review and comment on the draft "Environmental Impact Report" and "Environmental Impact Statement." The CPUC and BLM will hold eight public workshops on environmental issues between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1.

For more information, visit cpuc.ca.gov.


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