64°F
weather icon Clear

BLM seeks comments on solar project near Pahrump

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed energy project near Pahrump.

The proposed project is in Clark County at the intersection of Nevada Highway 160 and Tecopa Road, about 10 miles southeast of Pahrump, Nevada, and approximately 32 miles west of Las Vegas.

The Yellow Pine Solar Project includes 9,290 acres of lands managed by the BLM and would generate up to 1,200 jobs at peak construction.

This proposed project aligns with a Trump administration priority of pursuing energy dominance.

The administration’s “all-of-the-above approach” includes making public lands available for renewable energy sources, such as wind, geothermal, and solar, as well as conventional energy sources, such as coal, oil, and gas.

“The BLM is committed to supporting working landscapes across the nation for current and future generations and we invite the public to provide input on this proposal,” said BLM Las Vegas Field Office Manager Gayle Marrs-Smith.

The project would consist of construction, operation, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of a 250-megawatt solar generation facility. The project’s substation would have an interconnection point with the Valley Electric grid for connection to California.

A 90-day public comment period closes Aug. 28.

The environmental impact statement will evaluate the proposed project while the temporary segregation of public lands within the application area will promote the BLM’s orderly administration of those lands, the BLM said.

Written comments can be mailed to the BLM, Southern Nevada District, Renewable Energy Project Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130, or emailed to blm_nv_sndo_yellowpine@blm.gov

For more information, please call Herman Pinales at 702-515-5284.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Coronavirus outbreak changing life in Beatty

For the burros, it’s business as usual in Beatty, although there has been a curtailment of handouts from passing tourists and some local eateries. But for most of the human residents, the “Stay Home Nevada” restrictions have caused major alterations in daily life.

Dispute at fast food drive-thru leads to pursuit

A verbal altercation at the Burger King drive-thru led to a sheriff’s office pursuit along southbound Highway 160 just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

House passes $2.2T coronavirus relief package

The vote came after lawmakers were forced to scramble back to the Capitol when a lone Republican bucked GOP leaders and threatened to force a roll call vote.

RSVP shifting gears during Coronavirus outbreak

In a time when “social distancing” has become the new norm in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, businesses and organizations nationwide are retooling and changing their models in an effort to keep their operations functioning until the country returns to its former status quo.

Nevada’s primary voting to take place by mail

The coronavirus continues to expands its hold on everyday life in America and not even Nevada’s primary elections are able to escape the overrearching impact.

Nye’s 2020 state and federal primary races set

For the 2020 primary election, Nye County voters will play a part in determining who holds certain state and federal offices, including seats for the U.S House of Representatives District 4, Nevada State Senate District 19, Nevada State Assembly District 32 and Nevada Assembly District 36.

Crews rescue man from mine shaft

A man who plunged down a mine shaft last Friday evening, March 20, is recovering from his ordeal.

Nevada needs Las Vegas tourism to survive shutdown

Nevada is in for a severe economic stretch because of the governor’s mandated closure of non-essential businesses. The closure affects both small business owners and large gaming corporations.