Massive Solar Power Plant Is Approved

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The biggest solar installation on Earth may be coming to Southern California if two federal agencies go along. It's the second project of its kind approved this week by the state energy commission. We hear the pros and cons for the Inland Empire and California's efforts to go green.  Also, State Senator Rod Wright has pleaded innocent to felony charges. On Reporter's Notebook, are you still texting while driving your car?  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Tea-Party candidates, many backed by Sarah Palin, have toppled Party-establishment favorites in Republican primaries this year. But veteran operatives have an ace in the hole: big money.

Banner image: Workers at Solar Millennium's parabolic trough power plant, Andasol, in Spain.

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