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Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.

Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.

Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.

For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.

"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.

Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls

God Bless the Republic of America!

We have Got To Stand Up!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Is a back yard deal for Solar or other Company to use Bundys region of public land the reason for this range war?

This is taken from their web site. There is rumore that the whole Bundy situtation could be that the BLM or other agencys in DC, maybe removing people, cattle, tortises from the region so they can make money by leasing lands to Solar Developers, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada maybe implicated in this as well.
Still working on this information, however with a history of this Obama Regime and their buddies Deleting things from the internet thought  would be best to copy and post and work on full varification, have sent a note (as several have) the Bundys Ranch blog with a question about this tipic as possible reasoning for this attack upon his ranch and family.

Will update as I can.




U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: 02/19/14
Contacts:
Jessica Kershaw (DOI)
, 202-208-6416
David Quick (BLM)
, 202-912-7413
 
Secretary Jewell Announces Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada


Projects mark the 49th and 50th utility-scale renewable energy projects approved on public lands since 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move our economy toward clean energy sources, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 170,000 homes, and support more than 700 jobs through construction and operations.

Today’s approvals bring to 50 the number of utility-scale renewable energy proposals and associated transmission that the Interior Department has approved since 2009, including 27 solar, 11 wind, and 12 geothermal projects. Together, the projects could support more than 20,000 construction and operations jobs and, when built, generate nearly 14,000 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 4.8 million homes. Thirteen of the projects are already in operation, including the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a 377-megawatt solar thermal plant that started commercial operations and delivering power to California’s electric grid last week.

“When President Obama first took office in 2009, there were no solar projects approved on public lands, and no process in place to move forward the hundreds of applications pending from businesses that wanted to harness renewable energy to help power our nation,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “With today’s milestone of 50 utility-scale renewable energy projects approved on public lands since our standing start in 2009, and with a number of those already producing energy for the nation’s electric grid, our clean energy future is bright.”

The first project is the 300-megawatt Stateline Solar Farm Project, a facility that will be built in San Bernardino County, California, on approximately 1,685 acres of public land located two miles south of the California-Nevada border. Using photovoltaic panels, the facility will generate enough electricity to power approximately 90,000 homes and create an estimated 400 jobs during construction and 12 permanent jobs during operations. The facility will connect to the grid via a 2.7-mile 220-kilovolt transmission line.

The second project is the 250-megawatt Silver State South Solar Project located near Primm, Nevada on approximately 2,400 acres of public land. The facility is expected to power approximately 80,000 homes and will be located adjacent to the 50-megawatt Silver State North Project, the first solar plant on public lands to deliver power to the grid. Silver State South will also use photovoltaic panels and will generate an estimated 300 jobs during construction and 15 permanent operations jobs.

Both projects are proposed by the company First Solar and have commitments from Southern California Edison to purchase the projects’ output for 20 years.

“These solar projects reflect exemplary cooperation between the Bureau of Land Management and other federal, state and local agencies, enabling a thorough environmental review and robust mitigation provisions,” said BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze. “Secretary Jewell’s commitment to a landscape-level approach represents a responsible balance between the need for renewable energy and our mandate to protect the public’s natural resources.”

First Solar has agreed to undertake significant project design changes and mitigation measures to minimize impacts to wildlife, water, historical, cultural and other resources. For example, the BLM worked on the Stateline proposal to reduce the project’s footprint by more than 20 percent to avoid and minimize project impacts. In addition, as part of ongoing efforts to protect the threatened Desert Tortoise, the BLM is expanding the nearby Ivanpah Desert Wildlife Management Area by more than 20,000 acres and requiring that the developer protect three times the area that the project will disturb.

For the Silver State South project, the project design was modified to reduce the size of the facility by 100 megawatts. Mitigation measures include soil stabilization to prevent erosion and polluted runoff. In addition, the developer must fund over $3.6 million for Desert Tortoise mitigation and $3.5 million for studies intended to guide future efforts to protect the Desert Tortoise in the project area. The company must also assess the project’s potential adverse impact if archaeological properties at the site are found to be eligible for National Register of Historic Places listing.

“As we implement the President’s Climate Action Plan to generate jobs, cut carbon pollution and move our economy toward clean energy sources, we need to do so in a way that takes the long view and avoids or minimizes conflicts with important natural and cultural resources,” added Jewell.

Additional information on the projects is available here.

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.
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Active Renewable Energy Projects

The Bureau of Land Management continues its work on environmentally responsible development of utility-scale renewable energy projects on public lands as part of the Administration's efforts to diversify the Nation's energy portfolio.
The BLM is currently processing 23 renewable energy projects (14 solar, 6 wind, and 3 geothermal) representing about 5,300 MW. The BLM identified these projects for processing through collaboration that emphasizes early consultation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and, in the case of geothermal projects on forest lands, with the U.S. Forest Service. The projects were selected based on the screening criteria outlined in BLM policy memoranda issued in February 2011. In addition, the BLM considered the progress of each project in terms of the necessary public participation and environmental analysis under NEPA and applicable state environmental laws. Based on this consideration of progress, and best information from project proponents, the BLM and the BIA anticipate that the projects on the list may reach a decision point within the next 24 months. The BLM and the BIA intend to update the Active Renewable Energy Projects list as new projects that meet the standards above are proposed.
The table below indicates the locations and other details regarding the BLM's active renewable energy projects. It also shows project status relative to landscape-level plans, like the Solar Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Solar PEIS). Links are given to related BLM and state web pages, as well as Federal Register notices. Rows shaded in light blue denote projects on private and/or Tribal land -- "connected-action projects" -- that will require BLM authorizations for transmission, access, and other off-site facilities.
Related link:
EA = Environmental Assessment
NOI = Notice of Intent
EIS = Environmental Impact Statement
ROD = Record of Decision
FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact
SEZ = Solar Energy Zone (Solar Programmatic EIS)

Solar Energy Projects

State
Project Name
[Applicant]
(County)
Technology
Potential Output (MW) a
BLM Acreage
Status b
AZ
Hyder Valley Solar (map)
[Pacific Solar Investments]
(Maricopa)

CSP -
Parabolic
Trough
350
4,500
NOI published 5/20/10
Draft EIS pending

AZ
Quartzsite Solar Energy (map)
[Solar Reserve]
(La Paz)
CSP -
Power Tower
100
1,675
APPROVED
NOI published 1/14/10
Draft EIS released 11/10/11
Final EIS released 12/21/12
Decision 5/30/13
Land Use Plan Amendment

CA
Stateline Solar (map)
[First Solar]
(San Bernardino)
PV
300
2,143
APPROVED
NOI published 8/4/11
Draft EIS released 11/23/11
Final EIS released 11/15/13
Decision 2/14/14

CA
McCoy Solar (map)
[NextEra]
(Riverside)
PV
750
7,700
APPROVED
NOI published 8/29/11
Draft EIS released 5/25/12
Final EIS released 12/21/2012
Decision 3/13/13
(Riverside East SEZ)
Land Use Plan Amendment

CA
Desert Harvest Solar (map)
[EDF-Renewable (EnXco)]
(Riverside)

PV
150
1,208
APPROVED
NOI published 9/15/11
Draft EIS released 4/13/12
Final EIS released 11/2/12
Decision 3/13/13
(Riverside East SEZ)
Land Use Plan Amendment

CA
Ocotillo Sol (map)
[San Diego Gas & Electric]
(Imperial)

PV
20
100
APPROVED
NOI published 7/17/11
Draft EIS released 4/20/12
Final EIS released 7/26/13
Land Use Plan Amendment
Decision 4/7/14

CA
Ft Mojave Solar (BIA) (map)
[First Solar]
(San Bernardino)
PV
310
-- c
Project suspended
CA
Silverleaf Solar (map)
[Tenaska (Silverleaf Solar)]
(Imperial)
PV
160
-- c
Project on hold by applicant
CA
Blythe Mesa Solar (map)
[Renewable Resources Group]
(Riverside)

PV
485
-- c
EA pending
CA/NV
Hidden Hills Solar (map)
[BrightSource]
(Inyo, CA / Clark, NV)
CSP -
Power Tower
500
-- c
NOI published 10/11/11
Project on hold
NV
Silver State South Solar (map)
[First Solar]
(Clark)
PV
250
2,290
APPROVED
NOI published 9/1/11
Draft EIS published 10/15/12
Final EIS published 9/20/13
Decision 2/14/14

NV
Techren Solar (map)
[Techren]
(Clark)
PV
300
-- c
APPROVED
EA completed
Decision 3/21/13
NV
Mountain View Solar (map)
[NextEra]
(Clark)
PV
20
-- c
APPROVED
EA completed
Decision 2/14/13
NV
Moapa Solar (BIA) (map)
[RES America]
(Clark)
PV/CSP
200
-- c
NOI published 8/6/12
Draft EIS published 9/6/13

a Rated total output capacity. Potential output may change depending on the analysis and review of each project.
b All listed active solar projects, including those located within a Solar Energy Zone (SEZ), predate the Solar EIS.
c Projects on private/Tribal land: denotes "connected action" projects that will require BLM authorizations for transmission, access, and other off-site facilities.



Wind Energy Projects

State
Project Name
[Applicant]
(County / Counties)
Potential Output (MW) a
BLM Acreage
Status
AZ
Mohave County Wind Farm (map)
[BP Wind Energy]
(Mohave)
500
38,099
(includes 2,781
acres Bureau of
Reclamation land)
APPROVED
NOI published 7/26/10
Draft EIS released 4/27/12
Final EIS released 5/17/13
Decision 6/28/13
CA
Granite Mountain Wind (map)
[Granite Wind (RES America)]
(San Bernardino)
84
2,086
NOI published 8/13/10
Project withdrawn by applicant
CA
Walker Ridge Wind (map)
[AltaGas Renewable Energy]
(Lake and Colusa)
70
7,882
NOI published 8/13/2010
Draft EIS pending
CA
Alta East Wind (map)
[Alta WindPower]
(Kern)
153
(includes 27 MW
on private land)
2,592
(includes 593 acres
private land)
APPROVED
NOI published 7/15/11
Draft EIS released 6/29/12
Final EIS released 2/15/13
Land Use Plan Amendment
Decision 5/23/13
CA
Tule Wind (BIA) (map)
[Iberdrola (Pacific Wind)]
(San Diego)
51
-- b
APPROVED
NOI published 12/29/09
Draft EIS released 12/23/10
Final EIS released 12/23/11
Decision 12/16/13
NV
Searchlight Wind (map)
[Duke Energy]
(Clark)
200
24,382
APPROVED
NOI published 12/16/08
Draft EIS released 1/20/12
Final EIS released 12/14/12
Decision 3/13/13
a Rated total output capacity. Potential output may change depending on the analysis and review of each project.
b Projects on private/Tribal land: denotes "connected action" projects that will require BLM authorizations for transmission, access, and other off-site facilities.

Geothermal Energy Projects

State
Project Name
[Applicant]
(County)
Potential Output (MW) a
BLM Acreage
Status
CA
Casa Diablo (map)
[Mammoth Pacific (Ormat)]
(Mono)
40
90
APPROVED
NOI published 3/25/11
Draft EIS released 11/16/12
Final EIS released 7/5/13
Decision 8/12/13

NV
Silver Peak (map)
[Rockwood]
(Esmeralda)
5
5
Project suspended by applicant
NV
New York Canyon (map)
[Terragen]
(Pershing)
62
15,135
APPROVED
Decision 5/30/13





a
Rated total output capacity. Potential output may change depending on the analysis and review of each project.
 
Last updated: 04-09-2014