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NAMPA -- The Bureau of Land Management has formed a subcommittee to resolve problems concerning the route of a proposed power line.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the agency announced Friday the formation of the committee concerning the so-called Gateway West Transmission Line running from Glenrock, Wyo., to Melba in southwest Idaho.

The 990-mile power line is intended to bring power to meet the region's growing energy needs.

The BLM has identified two routes, but stretches of each have run into opposition.

One route has drawn fire for cutting too close to Kuna in Owyhee County. The other is drawing criticism from officials in Cassia and Power counties.

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