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This collection of short essays arose from the inaugural meeting of the Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West which was held in November 2014 The topic for this first Symposium was Transmission and Transport of Energy in the Western US and Canada A Law and Policy Road Map The essays in this collection provide a notable introduction to the major energy issues facing the West today Topics include building a resilient legal architecture for western energy production natural gas flaring transmission planning for wind energy utilities and rooftop solar special considerations for western states and the Clean Power Plan the Clean Power Plans implications for the western grid siting renewable energy on public lands and implications of utility reform in New York and Hawaii for the Northwest

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