Skip to comments.Reid Statement On Searchlight Wind Project
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."
Gotta be at least $1 billion over the years.
Nevada unemployment rate,9.8%.
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?
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’.
harrys home town,he’s been known to make some money on land deals.
The same people who extol the virtues of wind turbines are the same people who will tell you that oil rigs are unsightly.
More disgusting than Harry “pinky” Reid are the republicrats that let his crook get away with this.
So now Searchlight is the town of whorehouses and wind. Makes perfect sense.
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.