One wind project withdrawn, one still on table
One of the wind farm proposals for the Glass Mountains and Benton area was withdrawn last week on July 5, according to Bureau of Land Management officials. EWind Farms Inc. withdrew their wind
energy monitoring and project area (24,000 acre) proposal as of July 5, Larry Primosch, the agency's realty specialist, wrote in an email.
The agency held a field trip to the proposed wind energy sites this weekend and two public meetings are still scheduled to occur this week.
"The public meetings Lee Viing Community Center scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. and the second meeting scheduled for July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Benton Comm Center will still take place as
noticed," Primosch wrote. " We will concentrate on the ENEL (Padoma) application in the Black Lake area."
For more information contact Primosch at 760 872 5031.
The comment period for the environmental assessment document for the remaining project is due July 30.
Written comments on issues to be addressed in the environmental assessments for this proposal can be submitted to the BLM Bishop Field Office Manager, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100, Bishop, Calif. 93514 or sent by email to Lawrence_Primosch@blm.gov.