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Solar development plan OK’d

Public land in West set aside for power plants

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials approved a plan on Friday that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts.

At a news conference in Las Vegas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called the new plan a ‘‘roadmap . . . that will lead to faster, smarter utility-scale solar development on public lands.’’

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