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Feds’ finding: High-voltage line bad for wildlife refuge

A proposed 500-kilovolt power line to be built across the north end of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is incompatible with the refuge, according to an initial finding by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Fish & Wildlife’s finding is not the official final determination. Agency spokeswoman Victoria Fox said it’s only a draft and that the public has an opportunity to comment.

The line proposed by Southern California Edison would cross 24 miles of the refuge in La Paz County and run by the northern edge of Yuma Proving Ground, a military testing site.

The line would connect the Palo Verde nuclear plant, near Phoenix, to a substation northeast of Palm Springs, Calif.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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