Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today signed a Record of Decision (ROD) approved the development of the Searchlight Wind Project on public land in Nevada. This is 200 megawatt project is the second utility scale wind energy project to be permitted in Nevada.
"I commend Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for their commitment to a clean energy future and work to prioritize the development of renewable energy resources on public lands throughout the West. Nevada is fortunate that its sunny skies, strong winds, and geothermal resources provides us an opportunity to brighten our economic future and transform the Silver State into the vibrant core of a Western and national clean energy market. I will continue to support and facilitate efforts that help to identify the best locations for utility scale renewable energy projects to be sited on federal lands and will closely monitor the progress on this and the other clean energy projects in Nevada."