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EIS-0386: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Designation of Energy Corridors in the 11 Western States

The Draft PEIS analyzes the environmental impacts of designating federal energy corridors on federal land in 11 western states and incorporating those designations into relevant land use and resource management plans. The Draft PEIS analyzes a No Action Alternative and a Proposed Action. Under the No Action Alternative, federal energy corridors would not be designated on federal lands in the 11 western states; the siting and development of energy transport projects would continue under current agency procedures for granting rights-of-way. Under the Proposed Action, the Agencies would designate and incorporate through relevant land use and resource management plans certain federal energy corridors that would consist of existing, locally designated federal energy corridors together with additional, newly designated energy corridors located on federal land.