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Transmission line from Oregon-to-Idaho gets approval

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a right-of-way that will allow Idaho Power to build a 293-mile transmission line from Oregon to Idaho.The Interior Department announced the approval Friday, saying it will create nearly 500 jobs.Known as the Boardman-to-Hemingway project, the line will provide additional capacity for exchanging energy between the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West.