The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that it has completed a design review of a proposed electric transmission line between Arizona and Utah that would connect two existing power plants in the region.
The proposed project would run between the towns of Cimarron and Wagoner, which are located about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, and the town of Las Cruces, about 50 miles north.
The power line would run through a canyon, and it would be built along the northern edge of the Navajo Reservation, which is in Arizona and about 140 miles northwest of Las Vegans.
The proposed line would have an estimated 5 percent to 10 percent efficiency and would have minimal impact on water supplies, according to the Corps.
The commission approved the project in November, after nearly three years of design and construction.
The line is expected to generate up to 3,500 megawatts, enough to power an average American household.
The project would be constructed on reclaimed land that was previously occupied by the former U..
S., but it is not currently being used for electricity.
The Corps has previously proposed a similar project along the Arizona-New Mexico border, but the project has never been built.
The commission was asked by the Navajo Nation to conduct the review after the tribe filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps and other federal agencies in the case of the proposed line.
The Navajo Nation has long called for a complete shutdown of the entire U.N. Convention and Indian Claims Settlement Commission, known as CICS, and has demanded that the Corps stop the construction of the line.
In October, the tribe sued the U.F.O.C. and the Corps over the construction, which it says is a violation of tribal sovereignty and has led to the deaths of at least 10 people, including children.