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Amargosa Valley solar power plant plan clears another hurdle

The Bureau of Land Management is ready to release the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project planned for the Amargosa Valley. Solar Millennium plans to build the 242-megawatt solar thermal power plant about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The Environmental Impact Statement is meant to reveal all the potential environmental impacts the project could have in the area and outline proposed mitigation measures. The public will be given 45 days to comment on the document before it goes back to the Bureau of Land Management for final approval.

The BLM is also holding a series of public meetings to gather comments about the environmental impact statement and the project in general.

They will be from 6-8 p.m. at:

-- Amargosa Valley Community Center (821 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley), April 6

-- Beatty Community Center Hall (100 S. A Avenue, Beatty), April 7

-- Pahrump Library (701 East Street, Pahrump), April 13

-- Centennial Hills YMCA (6601 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas), April 14

To view the report, click here.

For more information, e-mail solar_millennium@blm.gov.

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