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BLM schedules open houses on Gateway West Transmission Line

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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The Bureau of Land Management will hold open houses for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project's Final Environmental Impact Statement, a study that determines the best route for the power line on public lands.

The first area open house will be on Wednesday, May 15, at the Ramada Inn in Pocatello, 133 W. Burnside Ave. The second one will be at the American Falls Intermediate School, 245 Taylor St, that same day, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Idaho's congressional delegation is supporting public comment on the project.

"A broad group of Idahoans - people most affected by the Gateway West power lines - worked in good faith and underwent a strenuous process to develop a route that everyone could agree on only to have their efforts disregarded by the BLM," said Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Jim Risch, Representative Mike Simpson and Representative Raul Labrador in a press release. "We encourage Idahoans to let the agency know how they feel about this new plan through the many public hearings scheduled throughout Idaho."

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Original Publication Date: May 8, 2013

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