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Reid Statement On Searchlight Wind Project
Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | March 13, 2013 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid

Posted on 03/14/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT by mdittmar

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today signed a Record of Decision (ROD) approved the development of the Searchlight Wind Project on public land in Nevada.  This is 200 megawatt project is the second utility scale wind energy project to be permitted in Nevada.

"I commend Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for their commitment to a clean energy future and work to prioritize the development of renewable energy resources on public lands throughout the West.  Nevada is fortunate that its sunny skies, strong winds, and geothermal resources provides us an opportunity to brighten our economic future and transform the Silver State into the vibrant core of a Western and national clean energy market.  I will continue to support and facilitate efforts that help to identify the best locations for utility scale renewable energy projects to be sited on federal lands and will closely monitor the progress on this and the other clean energy projects in Nevada."


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Think of all our tax dollars harry took from us to send to Nevada for his "green jobs"/"clean energy" dream.

Gotta be at least $1 billion over the years.

Nevada unemployment rate,9.8%.

1 posted on 03/14/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT by mdittmar
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And just how much will it cost to send the power over nonexistent lines...how much power will be lost doing that...how much will the lines/poles and so forth cost? Look at a map. Searchlight NV is a small nothing in the middle of nowhere. Do I smell something? Could it be BS?


2 posted on 03/14/2013 3:04:15 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Ya... this on ‘public lands’ closed because of the poor Desert Tortoise. Odd that it can’t live near a desert two-track trail but will thrive with all those LF generators covering it’s ‘pristine cryptobiotic desert habitat’.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 3:06:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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harrys home town,he’s been known to make some money on land deals.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT by mdittmar
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The horrific defacement of America continues. Solar panels and bird-killing wind turbines are disgusting eye sores yet the environmentalists remain silent.

The same people who extol the virtues of wind turbines are the same people who will tell you that oil rigs are unsightly.

5 posted on 03/14/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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Windmill Spill the new environmental crises! I have seen these and it is a blight on the Desert! This was in the 90's and are the ones out of Riverside on the way to Palm Springs! An Aberration! Atlantic City has a few on the way in, eyesores all! Ohio graces the farmland with monstrosities that were not turning every time I passed through! If you have not heard the logistics to keep the Windmill operational is not worth the cost of construction!
6 posted on 03/14/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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The same people who extol the virtues of wind turbines are the same people who will tell you that oil rigs are unsightly.

And oil rigs are only there for a matter of weeks or months. Windmills are forever a blight on the landscape.
7 posted on 03/14/2013 3:37:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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How did the funding for this project get past The Sequester? /sarc
8 posted on 03/14/2013 4:20:33 PM PDT by freedom1st
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More disgusting than Harry “pinky” Reid are the republicrats that let his crook get away with this.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 4:28:01 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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So now Searchlight is the town of whorehouses and wind. Makes perfect sense.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 4:35:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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I’ll bet that all this “public land” is situated so that all development will need to cross Dingy’s leased “private land” to mobilize the wind site, at substantial cost, of course.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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