Lots Of Electricity But No Wires To Transmit It

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Could more federal involvement help speed up the process for siting transmission lines that run across several states?

The West is worried about energy transmission.

That was the message, loud and clear, at a conference on western energy issues in Jackson, Wyo., earlier this week. If the West is to develop its ample wind resources – as well as keep feeding the nation with its other, less clean sources of energy – then it needs to build wires to take the electricity to populous places like California.

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