El Paso Times: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to announce SunZia approval Saturday

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Saturday will announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line in southern New Mexico, which supporters say will bring jobs to the region but which Rep. Steve Pearce says could threaten the mission of White Sands Missile Range.

“The SunZia project will help unlock the abundant renewable energy resources in the Southwest, creating jobs and bringing reliable, sustainable power to a growing corner of our country,” Jewell said in a statement Friday. “I applaud all of our partners that collaborated to ensure that this infrastructure charts a course that makes sense for our economy, environment and national security.”