Solar project public hearing in Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Before the U.S. Interior Department begins large scale solar energy projects,  they want to hear from you.

Wednesday night's meeting at Marriott University Park was one of 13 public forums to discuss the department's plan for developing solar energy across six western states.

They want to make sure to build these projects in areas with the greatest solar potential and fewest conflicts with wildlife, water and other natural resources.

The interior department has until March 17 to host all 13 public hearings.