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Landmark Settlement Requires Feds to Revisit Plan for Coal-friendly Energy Corridors Across West on Environmental Expert

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Feds Urged to Avoid Sensitive Lands, Support Renewable Energy

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- A coalition of conservation organizations and a western Colorado county reached a landmark settlement agreement today with federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Department of Energy, requiring the agencies to revise a Bush-era plan creating energy corridors in the West.

The agreement, filed in federal court in San Francisco, requires the agencies to revise a 'West-wide Energy Corridors' plan to facilitate renewable energy, avoid environmentally sensitive areas and prevent webs of pipelines and power lines across the West.

'This settlement puts federal agencies and potential developers on notice.

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