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BLM seeks public comments for two 70MW projects in Nevada

Old settlers home in Dixie Valley, Nevada (source: flickr/ Meyer Family, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Aug 2010

BLM seeks public comments for two projects on a fast-track timeline. The two 70MW projects are developed by TGP Dixie Development Company in Coyote Canyon and Dixie Meadows, Churchill County, Nevada.

In news from Nevada, “the Bureau of Land Management has informed Churchill County Commissioners of efforts to receive public comments regarding two proposed geothermal energy projects in Dixie Valley in preparation of an Environmental Assessment.

Two proposed 70 megawatt plants will be developed by TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC in Coyote Canyon and Dixie Meadows. Due to the proximity of the proposed plants and similar timelines, BLM plans to include both in one environmental assessment.

A representative from the Dixie Development Company explained the plants could create about 305 jobs and contribute $350 million in taxes to the county.

The representative also told commissioners, the BLM has placed the projects on a fast-track timeline, so development should be underway soon.

Comments will be accepted until Sept. 5.

Send written comments to Desna Young, planning and environmental coordinator, Stillwater Field Office, 5565 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701 or via e-mail to: desna_young@blm.gov.

E-mail should include “Coyote Canyon/Dixie Meadows” in the subject line. For information, visithttp://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html; or call (775) 885-6078.”

Source: Lahontan Valley News