BLM To Hold Public Meeting On NextEra’s Borderlands Wind Project

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting on Sept. 18 on the proposed Borderlands Wind Project in New Mexico.

The BLM published a notice of availability in the Federal Register on Aug. 9 for a draft Environmental Impact Statement and draft Resource Management Plan amendment to analyze and disclose environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. If constructed, the project would generate up to 100 MW of power in western Catron County. The 90-day public comment period will end on Nov. 7.

Borderlands Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, is proposing to construct, operate, maintain and eventually decommission a wind-powered electrical generation facility near Quemado, N.M., and the Arizona–New Mexico border. Ancillary facilities would include access roads, underground collection lines, fiber-optic communication, electrical distribution lines and a substation/switchyard. The project is expected to create 50-70 temporary jobs and 10 permanent jobs.

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