Government reviewing Google-backed power line

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Posted: Dec 20, 2011 12:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday said it is moving ahead with its review of a Google-backed offshore transmission project that would transport electricity from wind farms off the Atlantic coast.

The department said it is seeking comments on the possible environmental effects of such a transmission line and trying to gauge whether any other developers are interested in building transmission lines in the area.

(Reporting By Ayesha Rascoe)