BLM to hold public meeting in Quemado on Borderlands Wind Project Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendment
SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office will hold a public meeting to accept written public comments, provide information, and answer questions related to the Borderlands Wind Project. The meeting will be held at Quemado Elementary and High School, 3484 Highway 60, Quemado, NM 87829 on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Borderlands Wind, LLC (a subsidiary of NextEra Energy), is proposing a wind-powered electric generation facility in western Catron County, New Mexico. The Borderlands Wind Project would be built near Quemado, New Mexico, and the Arizona–New Mexico border. Subject to the BLM’s approval, construction of the Borderlands Wind energy generation facility would commence in 2019, with generation and delivery of electricity to the grid by the end of 2020. When completed, the wind energy facility would operate year-round for up to 35 years.
The public comment period for this project will begin on Nov. 9. You may submit comments or resource information related to the project by any of the following methods:
- Online: https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/new-mexico/proposed-borderlands-wind-project
- Mail: Jim Stobaugh, National Project Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, Borderlands Wind Project, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89520
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.