Jean/Primm Being Stolen???

ACME

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From the SNORE board, looks like our NV brothers need help or we might eventually kiss Primm goodbye...

http://snoreracing.net/

that is what will happen if you your family and every one that you know does not comment on the solar energy that is plained to go at pit B and most of the area east of jean . take the time and write to the our senators also


BLM Schedules Meetings to Solicit Public Comment on Proposed Solar Energy Project


Las Vegas, Nevada. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is seeking input to identify issues/concerns that should be analyzed in the development of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State North Solar Project and Silver State South Solar Project, near Primm, Nevada.

A Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2009, which formally initiates the 30-day public scoping period for the EIS. Scoping comments are important as they help to develop the scope of the EIS and will be used in preparation of the draft EIS. Comment forms will be available at each meeting, and all comments must be postmarked by July 30, 2009, to be considered for incorporation into the Draft EIS. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Gregory Helseth, Renewable Energy Project Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301, NV 89049; by fax 702-515–5010 (attention Gregory Helseth); or e-mail to Nextlight_Primm_NV_SEP@blm.gov.

NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, has submitted two applications for the construction, operation, maintenance, and termination of two solar energy generation sites. The two applications are identified as NVN-085077 named as the Silver State South Project, and NVN-085801 named as the Silver State North Project. The proposed projects would consist of photovoltaic panels and related rights-of-way appurtenances, including a substation and switchyard facilities.

The combined proposed projects would produce approximately 400 megawatts of electricity, and encompass approximately 7,840 acres of public lands east of Primm, Nevada. The proposed project would be designed for a life span of 30 years.

For more information regarding the public scoping meetings or the proposed project contact Gregory Helseth at 702-515-5173.
 

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Oh boy, here we go again.
Last time this came up, solaris industries decided not to go ahead with the project, but there were sevral more aplications to use the same land filed with BLM.
It looks like this is going to be a long battle (for primm) aganst many companys.
 

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The reply I got from my letter. It's good to hear they want to minimize the impact OHV groups (LOL). Trust us we're with the government...

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nextlight are proactively working with OHV groups to minimize the impacts this project has on staging areas and routes of travel. Nextlight has approached BLM with various alternatives to maintain public access to the Lucy Greys and minimize impacts to special recreation management areas (SRMA).

We welcome your comments and look forward to working with you during this complicated process. The plans of development (POD) for these projects are located at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy.html

Please forward us your name and mailing address, so that we may add you to the project mailing list for future updates.


Mark Chandler
Realty Specialist,
Nextlight Primm NV Solar Energy Project
(702) 515-5064
Bureau of Land Management
Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
 

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With all the angles of people trying to take away public lands it seems like im calling and writing the blm or my senator everyday!
 

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The combined proposed projects would produce approximately 400 megawatts of electricity,
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According to eia.doe.gov website, so far this year coal has generated 578,397 of those there megawatts.

That would be more, right?
 

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I am going to a meeting tomorrow (Tues) with the BLM, USFS, BIA, Moapa Tribe and prolly a few more thrown in for S & G at the BLM office... time for a pop quiz about any new developments ;):D
 

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Let us know Jamie and while you're at it tell them El Dorado Valley has plenty of room for solar panels...
 

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We have been told that Seed 9 Rally(Dec 5th, 2009) that runs out of the Jean/Goodsprings area will not have a problem at this time...but it is good to keep up with anything that changes. Thank you for posting.

Denise McMahon
Chairperson - Desert Storm & Plan B Rally
Series Director - Southwest RallyCup Series
Rally America Steward
 

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There is really no reason to add these panels to any open land area. companies could tap/lease every single roof in the USA and catch the sun. There are LOTS of roof tops available. I will lease mine out right now.
 

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There is really no reason to add these panels to any open land area. companies could tap/lease every single roof in the USA and catch the sun. There are LOTS of roof tops available. I will lease mine out right now.
x2!!! Using open land for solar is a complete waste when there are so many roofs just waiting to be covered with panels.
 

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When i lived in vegas they were also talking about filling the jean lakebed to build another freight only airport after a few years of operation shut down Mccarran and use the new one for everything. I wonder if the solar panels will blind the pilots with their glare?
 

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When i lived in vegas they were also talking about filling the jean lakebed to build another freight only airport after a few years of operation shut down Mccarran and use the new one for everything. I wonder if the solar panels will blind the pilots with their glare?
The airport is on the Primm lakebed, they already have the las vegas airport authority signs up.
 

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There is really no reason to add these panels to any open land area. companies could tap/lease every single roof in the USA and catch the sun. There are LOTS of roof tops available. I will lease mine out right now.
Best idea yet. You guys from Texas are pretty darn smart.
 

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When i lived in vegas they were also talking about filling the jean lakebed to build another freight only airport after a few years of operation shut down Mccarran and use the new one for everything. I wonder if the solar panels will blind the pilots with their glare?
Its going ahead. Mccarren will be passenger traffic only and the new airport will be freight only.
 

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Who else will be there?
From The Desk Of Don Wall/President of SNORE:
Attention OHV community. SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts is scheduling a protest on August 26Th Wednesday at 4 pm at 333 Las Vegas Blvd South. Harry Reid's office. The reason for the protest is the solar plant being proposed by next-light. They are gearing up to take Jean over and they get the profits and Nevada gets nothing. This is the last straw. Be at the protest on Wednesday to tell Harry Reid that enough is enough!!! If you cant be in Vegas please email him through the web site at http://reid.senate.gov/ please go to this web site and tell the Reid you DO NOT WANT THIS. Jean is our last great central race course. Please help SNORE protect your ability to recreate.




Thank you!
Donald Wall
President of SNORE
Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts
702-513-9070 cell
702-485-2378 fax
dwall1618@yahoo.com
 

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There is really no reason to add these panels to any open land area. companies could tap/lease every single roof in the USA and catch the sun. There are LOTS of roof tops available. I will lease mine out right now.
Are you kidding, no reason to install?
Yes, rooftops are needed, and the CSI incentives are good, but only a percentage of homeowners will invest.
20 years from now, there will be panels everywhere, and we will be happy to have them.
 

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I am a rally organizer and I help another organizer who has an event out there in Goodsprings and headquartered out of Jean, Nevada called Seed 9 Rally. I have been trying to keep up with the news since it seems all heck has broke out about the airfield in Primm and the solar panel company. You guys seem to stay on top of this since off-road events take place on land whereas for rallys ours is on roads BUT we are being affected by the permit processing.

Up in Ridgecrest, Ca this is happening there where a guy who bought land from the local BLM office several years ago but they trying to get him to sell out to the solar panel company...which they will try to take away his right of way to his property or make it difficult for him to traverse onto his property. He has allowed several events on his property previously but it looks like we will have to move these events.

It seems that the buck is in solar panels...with the Obamabucks going out left or right IF they get paid or not...the cash for clunkers government program was not successful and dealerships have NOT seen a dime yet from this program but back on topic...when the government is sending out memos that WE will pay you x amount of money to do alternative power projects...this could fold due to this country is OUT OF MONEY and another government paid program being unsuccessful BUT the harm has been done when recreational off-road or high-proformance rally series or just plain recreational for personal use have been told to go away or not to ask for another permit again. They either so choose or not to forget this is public land and we are the taxpayers who are paying for that land to be maintained and that you just do not tell us we are not welcome anymore...that is wrong and they need to somehow see we all need to work together and allow the public or recreational series continue to thrive...

Our national rally out here was closed down several years ago by Angeles National Forest. It ran for over 28 years and the last few years we continued to have problems or they made problems for us to see if we would go away...which we stayed stubborn and sucked it up BUT when it came time to renew the 5 year permit...they made it so we could NOT renew. We have had a perfect record with safety and took care of any environmental needs or concerns.

I totally support what off-roaders are going through because it does affect us as well. I like to continue seeing off-roaders compete and support their series just like we do for ours.

Denise McMahon
Organizer - Desert Storm Rally/Plan B Rally
Series Director - Southwest RallyCup Series
Rally America Steward
 

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I was watching Channel 3 news in Vegas here, and i saw a bunch of off-road racers protesting the Primm solar energy plans, and i just wanted to say thank you, and keep on keeping on. i can't join you yet, because i dont have a car, but once i do, im heading down there with you guys.
 
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