10:00 PM PDT on Monday, October 25, 2010

By DAVID DANELSKI
The Press-Enterprise

U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar on Monday approved plans for a solar plant on 10 square miles of public land near Blythe in eastern Riverside County over objections from Indian tribal members worried about losing sacred sites.

Salazar said the solar array would be the largest in the world and provide enough power for about 700,000 average American homes. “We are opening a new chapter in renewable energy,” he said.

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