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Carson City District
Release Date: 01/31/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. 2012-13

New Comstock Wind Energy Project Cancelled

Carson City, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office, in cooperation with Great Basin Wind LLC (GBW), has cancelled the proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project. GBW submitted a Type III right-of-way application to construct and operate a wind energy facility north of Carson City and west of Virginia City, Nevada.

On November 26, 2008, the BLM published in the Federal Register the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the New Comstock Wind Energy Project. Because the Project has been cancelled, the EIS will not be completed.

For further information please contact Colleen Sievers, Project Manager, at 775-885-6000 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 02-03-2012