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Lincoln Journal Star Editorial on Nebraska solar permitting process: “In pursuit of less red tape”

By the Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board

Photo: Lincoln Journal Star, illustrating the proposed LES solar farm at 7501 W. Holdrege

Photo: Lincoln Journal Star, illustrating the proposed LES solar farm at 7501 W. Holdrege

If the company chosen to build a solar energy farm for the Lincoln Electric System thinks it can expedite the project by going through the federal government instead of the state, more power to it.

But the choice raises questions.

First and foremost: Is the state permit process ready for the solar era?

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